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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 | 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 | 24 Jan 2022 Press Release

POEA failure: Human tragedy after human tragedy - when will authorities act to stop this manning agent exploiting Filipinos?

Angelica Remegio is desperate. She is alone with her two young children while her partner is at sea on a Chinese fishing vessel. He's been away for four months. In...

News | 24 Sep 2021 Press Release

Avoid ‘Able Maritime’: ITF close to red list ban for shocking Filipino manning agency

The Able Maritime Seafarers Inc manning agency in the Philippines is close to being red listed by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) after a...

News | 27 Jul 2021 Press Release

Mauritius government must release Wakashio crew held for a year without charge

The ITF is calling for the immediate release and repatriation of the MV Wakashio (IMO: 9337119) crew who have been held by Mauritian authorities now for over a...

News | 25 Jun 2021 Press Release

Day of the Seafarer is meaningless without vaccines and our rights restored

Today is Day of the Seafarer and this year's theme is ‘a future fair for seafarers’. But there is little point contemplating what a fair future looks...

News | 15 Feb 2021 Press Release

ITF condemns military coup; solidarity with Burmese seafarers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) condemns in the strongest possible terms the attempted military takeover of Myanmar’s fragile democracy...