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Second East Asia maritime action week begins Monday

Seafarers, dockers and ITF inspectors will launch the year’s second East Asia maritime action week at major ports in Japan, Korea, Russia and Taiwan from 1 to 5 July.


The week is intended to ensure the welfare and safety of seafarers. With the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) coming into force on 20 August, participants will be working closely to ensure that seafarers know their rights.


Three East Asia action weeks are scheduled for this year.


ITF Japan coordinator Fusao Ohori said: “Since flags of convenience (FOCs) became popular, tragedies such as collisions and environmental pollution have happened everywhere in the world.  The number of FOC ships is still expanding and the ITF endeavours to reduce such catastrophes.”

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For more details please contact:


In the UK, Sam Dawson. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7940 9260. Email: dawson_sam@itf.org.uk


In Japan, Fusao Ohori. Tel: +81 3 5410 8330. Mobile: +81 90 6949 5469. Email: ohori_fusao@itf.org.uk


In Korea, Hye Kyung Kim. Tel: +82 2 716 2764. Mobile +82 10 5441 1232. Email: kim_hk@itf.org.uk


In Taiwan, Tse-Ting Tu. Tel: +886 (0)75212380. Mobile: +886 (0)988513979. Email: tu_tse-ting@itf.org.uk or Sanders Chang. Tel: +886(0)2658 4514. Mobile: +886(0)955 415 705. Email: chang_sanders@itf.org.uk


In Russia, Petr Osichansky. Telephone: +7 4232 512 485. Mobile: +7(0)4232 706485. Email: osichansky_petr@itf.org.uk


International Transport Workers' Federation - ITF:
HEAD OFFICE
ITF House, 49 - 60 Borough Road, London SE1 1DS
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7403 2733
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7375 7871
Email: mail@itf.org.uk
Web: www.itfglobal.org