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2018 news online stories

December

7 December 2018
Australian Senate launches inquiry into shipping

7 December 2018
Union wins $1m unpaid wages for superyacht crew

7 December 2018
ITF warns that fatigue could cause accidents in the Panama Canal

7 December 2018
Seafarers face threat of armed robbery


November

23 November 2018
New minimum wage for seafarers around the world

23 November 2018
Union secures jobs for Norwegian seafarers

23 November 2018
European project to recruit more maritime professionals

23 November 2018
Libya forces rescued migrants off cargo ship

23 November 2018
People-smuggling across English Channel

23 November 2018
Armed robbery and piracy – latest incidents

16 November 2018
New Asian agreement on the fair treatment of seafarers

16 November 2018
Seafarer killed doing a docker’s job

16 November 2018
New guidance for when seafarers go missing

16 November 2018
More migrants attempting to cross the Channel

9 November 2018
“New level” for Ukraine maritime union

9 November 2018
New Mind Call helpline for seafarers

9 November 2018
US fines “repeat offender” $3.2m for pollution cover-up

2 November 2018
How do you feel? ITF survey on seafarers’ mental health

2 November 2018
Action plan to tackle plastic litter at sea

2 November 2018
Fewer ship hijacks but more crew taken hostage


October

19 October 2018
Support at hand for seafarers’ mental health and wellbeing

19 October 2018
Piracy and armed robbery at sea


September

28 September 2018
ITF Denmark wins DKK2.5m back pay for crew

28 September 2018
ITF Canada supports unpaid and stranded crew

28 September 2018
Survey of cabotage around the world

28 September 2018
More migrants drown as rescue ships curbed

24 September 2018
Deliberations on future opportunities and solutions for maritime workers

14 September 2018
US takes action against polluting fishing vessel

14 September 2018
Rescue boats forced to abandon Mediterranean operations

14 September 2018
Canadian seafarers win rights to maritime jobs

7 September 2018
Tunisian fishers on trial after rescuing sea migrants

7 September 2018
Somalia to join IMO community

7 September 2018
UN meeting on maritime crime in the Sulu and Celebes Sea

7 September 2018
Medals for maritime trade unionists

3 September 2018
ITF wins compensation for seafarer’s family


August

10 August 2018
UK court convicts cross-Channel people smugglers

10 August 2018
European Union extends anti-piracy operation

3 August 2018
European unions call for a human approach to ship automation

3 August 2018
Mediterranean migrants returned to Libya

3 August 2018
Mauritius backs anti-piracy code

3 August 2018
UK detains 11 foreign ships


July

6 July 2018
Australia arrests owners of unseaworthy ship

6 July 2018
More than 1,000 migrants drown in Mediterranean this year

6 July 2018
Seafarers risk robbery and piracy in many waters


June

29 June 2018
International moves on seafarers’ health

29 June 2018
More women needed in Europe’s shipping industry

29 June 2018
Migrant rescues continue as political fall-out grows

22 June 2018
Wellbeing focus for 25 June Day of the Seafarer

22 June 2018
Union members assist sea migrants’ rescue

22 June 2018
UK detains seven foreign ships

18 June 2018
Free English classes for Ukrainian seafarers

15 June 2018
Australia bans defective ship

15 June 2018
Sea migrants drown as rescues lead to political fall-out

15 June 2018
Maritime attacks continue off West Africa

8 June 2018
ITF defends seafarer left stranded for 15 months

8 June 2018
Unions and shipping body launch guide on seafarers’ mental welfare

8 June 2018
Slovakia ratifies the MLC

8 June 2018
Union wins back pay for superyacht crew

8 June 2018
Call on Canadian government to enforce rights for foreign seafarers


May

25 May 2018
Brazilian fishers rescue African migrants in the Atlantic

25 May 2018
Report shows worrying trend in pirate attacks

21 May 2018
Myanmar union challenges unfair changes to US visas

18 May 2018
ITF takes Irish government to court over abuse of fishers

18 May 2018
Protecting rights for seafarers in UAE waters

18 May 2018
ITF to take on Irish government over migrant trawler crew

18 May 2018
Maritime charity expands into China

11 May 2018
ITF maritime official to head Seafarers’ Trust

11 May 2018
US fines shipowner $1 million for pollution crimes 

11 May 2018
Danger zones for robbery and piracy


April

27 April 2018
Working towards the Fair Treatment of Seafarers - An outcome of the IMO Legal Committee meeting

27 April 2018
Ground-breaking discourse with the IMO on Abandonment of Seafarers

27 April 2018
International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards 2018

27 April 2018
Robbery and piracy affect seafarers

2 April 2018
Australia bans ship after ITF finds unpaid wages


March

29 March 2018
Armed robbery a threat to many seafarers

29 March 2018
Survey reports that a quarter of seafarers feel depressed

23 March 2018
ITF Australia calls on police to investigate missing seafarer

23 March 2018
SeafarerHelp now available on Viber

23 March 2018
Discussions on maritime security in Nigeria

23 March 2018
UK lists approved recruitment agencies

19 March 2018
Migrants drown while crossing to Greece

19 March 2018
Nigeria a hot spot for pirate attacks

19 March 2018
Protests against low pay on Channel Islands ferries

9 March 2018
Union wins back pay for superyacht crew owed $1m

9 March 2018
IMO celebrates 70 years

2 March 2018
US fines tanker firm $2.25m for pollution cover-up

2 March 2018
Wave of piracy in West African waters

2 March 2018
Union protests at low pay for North Sea crews


February

23 February 2018
UK detains 10 foreign ships

23 February 2018
Pirate attacks off West Africa

23 February 2018
Humans not machines will run containerships - Maersk chief

9 February 2018
UK doubles funding for cadet training

9 February 2018
More migrant deaths on crossings into Europe

2 February 2018
Warning about dangers off Yemen

2 February 2018
ITF helps abandoned crew to get home after 17 months

2 February 2018
Sea migration is an issue in many areas


January

26 January 2018
Ukraine pioneers HIV/AIDS course for maritime students

26 January 2018
Indian seafarers warned about unregistered agencies

5 January 2018
New rights to shore leave take effect

5 January 2018
ITF finds Australian company underpaying crew

5 January 2018
Warning on “Azamara Club Cruise” jobs scam

5 January 2018
Piracy and armed robbery threats to seafarers


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