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News | 07 Mar 2024 Press Release

ITF condemns tragic seafarer deaths in the Gulf of Aden

7 March 2024, London No delivery window is worth the loss of seafarers’ lives. We call on the industry to divert ships around the Cape of Good Hope until safe...

News | 28 Feb 2024

Saudi ship owner morally bankrupt; Bahrain maritime authorities look the other way

28 February 2024, London Seafarers are struggling to survive after being abandoned by a Saudi Arabian company across multiple vessels – registered in...

News | 16 Feb 2024 Press Release

IBF Warlike Operations Area Committee: Increased support for IBF covered seafarers

Joint statement by the International Transport Workers' Federation and the Joint Negotiating GroupThe International Bargaining Forum (IBF) social partners are...

News | 31 Jan 2024 Press Release

New index names companies that abuse seafarers’ rights

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has launched a new online index to tackle the exploitation and abuse of workers at sea.The Seafarers' Breach...

News | 11 Jan 2024 Press Release

Seafarer abandonment figures for 2023 a cause for concern

19 January 2024, London – The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) has today released its figures for the numbers of vessels abandoned in 2023 –...

News | 30 Dec 2023

Michael Sacco

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) mourns the passing of Seafarers International Union (SIU) Emeritus President Mike Sacco, a towering figure in...

News | 22 Dec 2023 Press Release

ITF inspectors holding shipowners to account

At the ITF’s Fair Practice Committee meeting earlier this month, the latest figures were presented highlighting the work of the ITF inspectors.  Key findings...

News | 22 Dec 2023 Press Release

IBF to implement High-Risk Area in the Red Sea

Following the incidents in the Red Sea and the Bab El-Mandeb strait since 19 November 2023, the International Bargaining Forum (IBF) have agreed to designate the...