Crews of abandoned ships should not have to beg to be allowed home. It is a basic human right. The crew of MV Angelic Power have now been repatriated, after up to 17 months on the ship.
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 affected by Egypt’s peculiar legal guardianship system.
A shipping major has decided to assist seven Indonesian seafarers to reach home from a ship docked in the port of Melbourne following an official complaint lodged by them on being harassed and bullied by senior officers on the ship.
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 like for the world’s seafarers while the injustices of the present so loudly demand our attention -– and action.
The World Maritime University (WMU) and the ITF Seafarers’ Trust are delighted to announce that as of 25 June 2021, the ground-breaking online Maritime Welfare Professional Development Programme.
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 two-year ordeal to a close.
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 network of inspectors across the world last year.
Hundreds of lives will be saved thanks to two new emergency projects being funded by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust and delivered through two Indian-based seafarers’ unions.
The world’s transport unions today have demanded that governments across the world support waiving intellectual property rights at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to fight COVID-19.