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News | 03 Jun 2024

Fighting for rights: ITF inspectors stand strong for seafarers in record-breaking year of shame

2023 was the worst year ever seen for seafarer abandonment – and ITF inspectors recovered nearly US$60 million in unpaid wagesThe ITF’s global network of...

News | 30 May 2024 Press Release

Seafarer free after 12 years

Abdul Nasser Saleh is finally home with his family in Egypt, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is delighted to announce. Twelve years ago,...

News | 16 May 2024 Press Release

Seafarers pay the price for the murky business of ship nationality

Incidents in the Red Sea illustrate the dangers of allowing ‘flags of convenience’ to proliferate.Jacqueline Smith, Maritime Coordinator at the International...

News | 02 May 2024 Press Release

A stain on the global maritime industry: seafarers in dire conditions on Middle East Marine vessels

In the worst case of serial seafarer abandonment ever seen, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) condemns Middle East Marine LLC for its...

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 | 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 | 17 Apr 2023 Press Release

ITF secures freedom for 13 abandoned Filipino seafarers stuck in Singapore for 5 months; $1m in backpay won for crews

Thirteen Filipino seafarers have made it home after more than five months aboard an abandoned livestock carrier ship, the Yangtze Harmony, thanks to the...

News | 17 Apr 2023 Press Release

ITF secures freedom for 13 abandoned Filipino seafarers stuck in Singapore for 5 months; $1m in backpay won for crews

Thirteen Filipino seafarers have made it home after more than five months aboard an abandoned livestock carrier ship, the Yangtze Harmony, thanks to the...

News | 22 Mar 2023 Press Release

ITF delivers justice for Yangtze Fortune crew abandoned off Australian coast – seafarers repaid missing wages and repatriated home

Seafarers stranded aboard a livestock carrier vessel abandoned off the Australian coast have finally been repaid their missing wages and repatriated home with the...