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News | 28 Oct 2021

Somalia: Mogadishu port authority must act to save the lives of abandoned crew

Eleven seafarers trapped aboard the Haj Abdulla (IMO 7702114) are at extreme risk, with the ship taking on water off Mogadishu, Somalia. The International...

News | 21 Oct 2021 Press Release

Red listing Philippines-based manning agent ‘Able Maritime’ first step to stopping seafarer exploitation

The Inspectorate of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has red listed Able Maritime Seafarers Inc after the crewing agent failed to respond to...

News | 15 Oct 2021 Press Release

Filipino seafarers exploited by Fiji’s Goundar finally make it home

Two Filipino seafarers exploited by one of Fiji’s main ferry operators have made it home thanks to the unstinting efforts of the ITF’s inspectors and...

News | 05 Aug 2021 Press Release

Countries that take the money and run: new FOC countries listed

The ITF has added seven countries to its list of flags of convenience. These are countries which take registration fees but then typically avoid any of the...

News | 22 Jul 2021 Press Release

Maritime courts must put crew welfare first in abandonment cases

Seafarers trapped on the MV Angelic Power (IMO 9250189) since July last year have now been repatriated, following a lengthy battle in the Chinese courts. ITF...

News | 07 Jul 2021 Press Release

Seafarers’ unions welcome Ever Given release

Seafarers’ unions today welcomed the release of the MV Ever Given (IMO: 9811000) from detention in the Suez Canal by Egyptian authorities, but warned that more...

News | 06 Jul 2021 Press Release

Free at last — but Egypt must change how it treats abandoned seafarers like Captain Kara

Captain Vehbi Kara was allowed to return home to Turkey last week having been trapped in the port of Adabiya, Suez for more than a year as the latest seafarer...

News | 16 Jun 2021 Press Release

ITF wins freedom for hunger-striking seafarers after two years trapped on the ULA

Nineteen seafarers from India, Bangladesh, Turkey and Azerbaijan will be able to see their families again this week after the ITF’s advocacy brought their...

News | 07 Jun 2021 Press Release

‘Tip of the iceberg’: ITF inspectors recover $45m in seafarers’ wages amidst record-high abandonments

New figures released by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) show that $44,613,880 USD of seafarers' owed wages were recovered by the ITF’s...

News | 22 Apr 2021 Press Release

Seafarer Mohammad Aisha is going home thanks to ITF, ending four years on abandoned ship

Seafarer Mohammad Aisha is tonight boarding an airplane to return to his native Syria, ending a four-year battle where he was forced to live on an abandoned ship in...