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News | 03 Mar 2022

Seafarer goes home after months abandoned alone on a ship at Tawfiq port in Egypt

A seafarer was trapped alone on his ship without food or electricity for months, and no-one would help until the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)...

News | 02 Mar 2022 Press Release

Dubai police must allow ship’s captain home if they are to meet human rights obligations

The Dubai police have still not allowed the captain of MV Ocean Trader (IMO 9056739) to return home after seven months, despite the UAE’s improved position on...

News | 10 Feb 2022 Press Release

UAE transport authority takes tough action over ship manager withholding seafarer wages

Twelve seafarers who have not been paid for more than nine months have been given a boost as the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure fined the ship’s...

News | 08 Feb 2022 Press Release

Turkish authorities’ seven-month delay in Ukrainian seafarers’ drug import case ‘totally unacceptable’: ITF

Seafarers’ unions are extremely concerned that four Ukrainian nationals have now been detained without charge by Turkish authorities for more than seven months....

News | 07 Feb 2022 Press Release

Tanker crew ‘rescued’ from slave-like conditions after Panama refuses to act

Ten seafarers from Aframax oil tanker Wind (IMO: 9252967) have been freed from slave-like conditions only after the International Transport Workers’ Federation...

News | 30 Jan 2022 Press Release

Svitzer termination bid could risk Australian supply chains, harm Maersk reputation

An application by A.P. Møller–Mærsk’s towage subsidiary, Svitzer, to terminate its collective agreement with its entire Australian workforce could further...

News | 27 Jan 2022 Press Release

Captain of exploding ship held in Dubai despite having done nothing wrong

The master of a ship on which a container exploded into flames in July 2021 has still not been allowed to go home more than six months later. Neither he nor his...

News | 25 Jan 2022

ITF Photography Prize opens today

We are delighted to announce today the launch of the ITF’s first-ever Photography Prize. The prize aims to showcase the triumphs, challenges and sheer hard work...