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World Maritime News team will also be attending this year’s event.

ITF Putting Pressure on Bluships over Seafarer Rights Issues

Johann M. K. Blumenthal

An inspection operation is being launched after bulker Anna-Elisabeth was detained in Australia.

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ILO: Women, Young Seafarers to Gain More Access to Industry

ITF, International Labour Organization

ILO to make the maritime profession more attractive and accessible to young and women seafarers.

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AMSA: Crew Aboard Ship at BHP Terminal Have Sufficient Food

BHP; ITF; MV Villa Deste

AMSA will attend the vessel for inspection next week.

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ITF Claims Crew Neglected aboard Ship at BHP Terminal

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) claims that crew members aboard a ship at a BHP terminal in Queensland are being neglected and underpaid

A seafarer reportedly contacted ITF to complain about conditions aboard bulk carrier Villa Deste.

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ITF Calls on BHP to Reverse Decision on Australian Crew

ITF opposes the BHP's decision to remove Australian crew from two vessels.

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ITF Dockers Start Fight for Safety after JICT Incident


ITF Dockers agreed to aggressively work on improving safety after an incident involving chemicals at the JICT.

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Deal Reached on Higher Seafarer Wages


Seafarers across the globe can look forward to higher wages.

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Seafarer Dies after Being Struck by Container in Dublin

containers on a ship

A seafarer died after a container struck him at Southbank Quay, Ringsend, Dublin, on November 14.

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Asia Steps Up the Fight for Fair Treatment of Seafarers


Asia’s leading seafaring nations have greed Guidelines on the Fair Treatment of Seafarers.

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Report: Global Alliances Could Raise Competition Concerns

container ship

Alliances could raise competition concerns in what has become a concentrated market, according to ITF-OECD.

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ITF: Ordeal of Natig Aliyev Crew Finally Over

Natig Aliyev

Natig Aliyev, which spent eight months anchored south of Skagen, Denmark, has been released by Danish authorities.

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Ordeal of 57 Abandoned Ukrainian Seafarers Finally Over

Ukrainian seafarers

MTWTU: 57 Ukrainian seafarers return home after being left high and dry at sea.

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ITF, Nautilus Calling for Increase in Global Seafarer Wage

The ITF and Nautilus will call for an increase in monthly pay for the world’s lowest paid seafarers.

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ITF: Abandoned Qaaswa Crew Returns Home after 11 Months

ITF: The crew of the abandoned tanker Qaaswa finally returned home after spending almost a year off Tunisia.

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ITF, UAE Sign Deal to Protect Seafarers in UAE Waters

ITF and UAE Federal Transport Authority agree to jointly protect the rights of all seafarers operating in UAE waters.

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Tensions Heat Up over Panama Canal Safety Dispute

Panama Canal tug pulling LNG carrier

The dispute between the Panama Canal Authority and its tugboat captains over safety issues at the canal is intensifying.

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Italian Port Workers Launch Nation-Wide Strike

Italian Port Strike

All Italian ports hit by one-day strike staged by port workers.

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Seafarers Taken Hostage to Get Full Wages


Seafarers held captive by pirates will be paid all their contractual entitlements.

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ICTSI Signs New Union Deals with PNG Dockworkers

ICTSI dockworker

ICTSI signed new union deal that reinstate pay and conditions for workers at two union ports in PNG.

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ITF Urges Hutchison Ports to Improve Health and Safety Ops

Port Botany terminal

ITF urges Hutchison Ports to address health and safety incidents across their global operations.

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16 Seafarers Return Home after Months on Powerless Ship

16 crew members of the Bahrain-flagged containership Avonmoor have received their wages and returned home to Ukraine.

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