Impact of Smart Ships on Seafarers

The smart ship revolution brings a myriad of challenges for seafarers

Unions Welcome Qatar’s Pledge to End Kafala System

Qatar has announced a labor reform which seeks to terminate the so-called “kafala system”, a form of ...

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NTF: ITF's Decision to Declare Oslo Port POC Was Inevitable

It was finally necessary to declare Oslo Port as Port of Convenience (POC) and ask for international solidarity to ...

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UAE FTA, ITF to Work on Solving Crew Abandonment

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Transport Authority (FTA) and the International Transport Workers’ ...

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ITF Puts Spotlight on Labour Violations at ICTSI

An emerging pattern of labour rights violations has allegedly been found at Philippine-based terminal operator ...

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C Star's Crew Left Unpaid in Barcelona

The crew of the vessel C Star have been caught in between a dispute which left them abandoned unpaid in Barcelona. ...

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ITF: 13 Crew Abandoned in Sri Lanka, Ship Arrested

Thirteen crew members of the general cargo ship Sanad were “left close to starvation” after they were ...

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ITF Calls for Action on MV Queen Binanga's Abandoned Crew

Six crew members of the Zanzibari-flagged passenger vessel MV Queen Binanga, who have been left to their own ...

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Malaviya Seven to Be Finally Auctioned Off

Aberdeen Sheriff Court has ordered the sale of the India-owned platform support vessel Malaviya Seven, which has ...

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ITF: Polar Star's Five Crew Repatriated

Five crew members of the ice breaker Polar Star have arrived home after being abandoned in the Canary Islands, ...

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Interview: Do Seafarers Really Matter?

Seafaring has been described as a vital support mechanism for the global economy by the International Maritime ...

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Dockers in Indonesia on Strike

Dockers unions in Indonesia are striking and protesting as they want better working conditions, the International ...

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Liberty Prrudencia Crew’s Ordeal Over

The sixteen former crew members of the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Liberty Prrudencia have been repatriated and ...

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ITF: Bramco 1 Crew Still Left High and Dry

The crew of the Bahrain-flagged oil products tanker Bramco 1 has been faced with a two-year ordeal having been ...

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ITF: Twelve Stranded Crew Return Home from Aden

Twelve crew members of the Panama-flagged cargo ship Yas have been repatriated after their vessel was arrested in ...

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ITF: Qaaswa Tanker's Crew Returns Home

Fifteen crewmembers of the tanker Qaaswa, which was stranded off the coast of Tunisia since early May, have been ...

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Australia Urged to Look Into Possible Abandoned Ship

The Australian Government has been urged to intervene to identify the owner of 36-year-old supply ship MV Yarabah ...

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ITF: Stranded Newlead Granadino Crew Sent Home

An eight-month ordeal for the crew of the vessel Newlead Granadino was brought to an end on May 31 when the final ...

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Seatrade Reefer Chartering Slams ITF's Allegations

Antwerp-based shipping company Seatrade Reefer Chartering has denied the allegations that it was withholding wages ...

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ITF Slams Australia’s Coastal Shipping Reform Plan

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Cabotage Taskforce, today blasted Australia’s Productivity ...

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Madagascan Gov't Faces ILO Complaint about Fired Dockers

The Government of Madagascar has faced an International Labour Organization (ILO) complaint about its treatment of ...

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ITF Arrests Malaviya Seven over Unpaid Wages to Crew

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) arrested the ship Malaviya Seven on Wednesday, March 29 on ...

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