The Indian ship “Jag Anand” had been stranded at China’s Jingtang port since June, it was carrying a huge consignment of Australian coal to China and had 23 crew members on board.
Stuck on board a ship since February, an apprentice engineer feels humiliated that she has no sanitary towels. She’s increasingly distressed that she cannot go home.
MUA and ITF condemn the brutal treatment of more than 15,000 international crew from more than 50 nationalities engaged in the cruise ship industry in Australian waters.
Human Rights at Sea publishes a redacted example of testimony and background facts from a recent case highlighted to the charity and other welfare entities concerning bullying and harassment towards an experienced Indian Chief Engineer by a Turkish Master on the Marshall Islands-flagged vessel.
The ITF and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) today call upon ship operators to return lashing to shore-based dock workers.
An ITF delegation has met with New Zealand’s ministers of transport and labour, as well as the Auckland’s Mayor and city council, to voice first-hand the impact that automation poses to livelihoods of workers, their communities and the national and local economies.
The Luxembourg-flagged Bourbon Rhode – crewed by 14 Ukrainian, Russian, South African, Filipino and Croatian seafarers – sank on September 28 after it was hit by the category 4 hurricane “Lorenzo”.
The ITF has condemned the decision by the BHP company to cut the Australian crew from two iron ore shipping vessels and replace them with foreign crew on flag of convenience (FoC) vessels.
ITF expressed opposition to the decision of BHP to dump Australian crew from two vessels that carried iron ore from Port Hedland in Western Australia to steelworks in Port Kembla and to China.