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2017 news online stories

November

17 November 2017
“Princess Cruise” jobs scam warning

17 November 2017
New shore leave app

17 November 2017
Nigerian navy rescues kidnapped crew

3 November 2017
Ukrainian seafarers and dockers meet in solidarity

3 November 2017
Rescuing migrants at sea – issues for merchant ships

3 November 2017
Piracy threat continues


October

27 October 2017
Canadian seafarers back striking colleagues

20 October 2017
US unions back role of US shipping in hurricane recovery work

20 October 2017
ITF calls for detention of ship not paying crew

20 October 2017
Anti-slavery project takes on shipping

20 October 2017
Piracy incidents fall but hotspots still a concern

13 October 2017
ITF rescues young seafarers in Kenya from rogue agent

13 October 2017
SIU launches disaster aid fund following hurricanes

13 October 2017
UK detains nine foreign ships

8 October 2017
Canadian union protests against underpayment of crew  


September

29 September 2017
Port welfare partnership programme launched

29 September 2017
Hijacks and robbery continue to threaten seafarers

22 September 2017
Australia bans ship for underpaying crew

22 September 2017
ITF aids crew abandoned in Sri Lanka

22 September 2017
More migrants feared drowned as deaths continue to rise

8 September 2017
Unions launch campaign to save Australian shipping

8 September 2017
Armed robbers threat to seafarers

1 September 2017
ITF comes to the aid of crew stranded in Kenya

1 September 2017
ITF inspectors help Polar Star crew home

1 September 2017
“Star Cruises” fake jobs reminder

1 September 2017
US fines fishing company $2.5m for pollution cover-up


August

18 August 2017
Spain becomes focus for sea migrants

18 August 2017
Pirate attacks off West Africa

11 August 2017
People smugglers force child migrants to drown

11 August 2017
UK detains 10 foreign ships

7 August 2017
Australia bans ship for not paying crew wages

7 August 2017
West Africa and South East Asia remain pirate hotspots

1 August 2017
Star Cruises” fake jobs warning

1 August 2017
US gas firm fined record $10m for using foreign ship

1 August 2017
Tribute as head of Seafarers’ Trust steps down


July

21 July 2017
Call for more support for maritime training in UK

21 July 2017
Shipping comes to the aid of migrants lost at sea

21 July 2017
Australian inquiry backs union concerns about FOC shipping

21 July 2017
ITF says abandoned crew like “modern day slavery”

7 July 2017
ITF reports abuse of foreign fishers to Irish senate

7 July 2017
Migrants drown en route to Spain

7 July 2017
Piracy declines but warning about Somalia and Nigeria

5 July 2017
Moves to protect Chilean seafarers                                            


June

30 June 2017
Beware of cruise jobs scams

30 June 2017
Fair treatment event marks Day of the Seafarer

30 June 2017
Internet access still limited at sea

30 June 2017
Record number of migrants cross the Mediterranean

28 June 2017
Embattled Qaaswa crew safely home

23 June 2017
ITF coordinates support for crew left stranded in Aden

23 June 2017
Piracy and armed robbery continue to be threats

23 June 2017
US fines two firms $1.9m for pollution cover-up

16 June 2017
Warning about piracy risk in Gulf of Aden

16 June 2017
Indonesia ratifies the MLC

16 June 2017
New app for seafarers seeking help

16 June 2017
UK detains six foreign ships

9 June 2017
New seafarer ID comes into force

9 June 2017
Australia bans unsafe PNG-flagged ship

9 June 2017
New international guide on rescuing migrants and refugees at sea

9 June 2017
New scholarships for women in the maritime industry

9 June 2017
Pirate attacks in the Red Sea and Indonesia

8 June 2017
ITF inspector helps end stranded crew ordeal

1 June 2017
Maritime cabotage in spotlight at international ITF conference


May

26 May 2017
200 overboard and 34 drown as migrant boat capsizes

26 May 2017
Armed robbery a threat for seafarers worldwide

26 May 2017
200 overboard and 34 drown as migrant boat capsizes

26 May 2017
Armed robbery a threat for seafarers worldwide

19 May 2017
Crew rescued from threatened pirate attack

19 May 2017
“Seafarers Matter” – 25 June Day of the Seafarer

19 May 2017
Action in British port highlights seafarer exploitation

12 May 2017
ITF calls for joint work to enforce standards for seafarers

12 May 2017
More migrants drown as they set out for Europe

10 May 2017
Nato thanks ITF for anti-piracy support

5 May 2017
Warnings of piracy hotspots

5 May 2017
UK detains five foreign ships


April

28 April 2017
US fines cruise line record $40m for pollution cover-up

28 April 2017
Life prison sentence for Somali pirate

21 April 2017
Migrants continue to risk lives in Mediterranean

21 April 2017
Cruise jobs scam warning

21 April 2017
Further pirate attacks off Somalia

13 April 2017
ITF defends national fleets

13 April 2017
ITF condemns “politically motivated” fines on sacked crew

13 April 2017
Crews rescued as Somali pirates resume attacks

13 April 2017
UK fines company for inaction on asbestos

7 April 2017
Korean unions call for action after loss of vessel and crew

7 April 2017
Tunisia signs up to the Maritime Labour Convention

7 April 2017
Moves to protect wages of seafarers held captive

7 April 2017
UK detains eight foreign ships


March

31 March 2017
ITF arrests ship to aid abandoned crew

31 March 2017
Pirates active in Philippines

31 March 2017
More migrants feared drowned in the Mediterranean

20 March 2017
ITF helps abandoned crew get back wages and return home

20 March 2017
Somali pirates hijack first ship since 2012

20 March 2017
IMO maritime ambassador addresses ITF fisheries workshop

20 March 2017
Helpline for Indian seafarers and their families

10 March 2017
UK detains eight foreign ships

10 March 2017
Seafarers still face danger in piracy-prone waters

10 March 2017
Indian seafarers launch families initiatives on International Women’s Day

3 March 2017
European shipping industry backs better regulation

3 March 2017
Further crew kidnap off Nigeria


February

24 February 2017
Malaviya 20 crew head home with all their pay

24 February 2017
Tragic death of three crew off Mumbai

24 February 2017
Migrants drown as traffickers remove boat’s engine

24 February 2017
Seafarer killed during pirate attack in Philippine waters

24 February 2017
Ship’s engineers found guilty of pollution cover-up

23 February 2017
US embassy warns about fake cruise jobs

23 February 2017
Warning on “Marathi Shipping Agency” – a sham and a scam

23 February 2017
Awareness week prompts 125 Myanmar seafarers to join union

21 February 2017
Canada settles with union on work permits case

17 February 2017
UK detains nine foreign vessels

10 February 2017
ITF leads calls for Irish government action over migrant fishers

3 February 2017
New study reveals growth in fatigue at sea

3 February 2017
Romania makes first MLC arrest

3 February 2017
Concern over effects of Trump travel ban on seafarers


January

31 January 2017
ITF welcomes new provisions to help stranded crew

13 January 2017
Sri Lanka signs up to Maritime Labour Convention

13 January 2017
Piracy falls but more crew kidnaps in 201

13 January 2017
Unions win wage hike for foreign crew on Scottish ferry

13 January 2017
US fines shipping companies $2.7m for pollution cover-up


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