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News | 13 Aug 2019 Press Release

IBF Agrees a Temporary Extended Risk Zone in the Strait of Hormuz

Following the incidents in the Gulf of Oman, and specifically the Strait of Hormuz, over the past 12 weeks, the International Bargaining Forum (IBF) this morning...

News | 06 Aug 2019

Blumenthal ship detained for nine days in Belgium port finally released

“The proper maintenance of ships’ equipment is just as important as the proper treatment of seafarers - a failure in either system can lead to serious...

News | 29 Jul 2019 Press Release

Celebration of World Maritime Day leaves Australian seafarers out in the cold again

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has been accused of running a political and ideological agenda after excluding worker representatives from a forum...

News | 25 Jul 2019 Press Release

Social partners engage in dialogue over Strait of Hormuz

The discussions follow 10 weeks of increased aggression against merchant ships in the area, culminating with the seizure of the Stena Impero on 19 July. “The...

News | 20 Jul 2019 Press Release

Nautilus International and ITF call for urgent release of seized British oil tanker and crew

Nautilus International and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today raised serious concerns over the seizure of British oil tanker Stena Impero...

News | 09 Jul 2019 Press Release

ITF calls on Sri Lankan government to release Ukrainian seafarer after three years of detention

“For over three years, Gennadiy Gavrylov has been stranded in Sri Lanka desperate to go home, while Sri Lankan authorities refuse to grant him permission to leave...

News | 08 Jul 2019

ITF and UAE step up cooperation

The ITF has continued its cooperation with the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a high-level meeting in Dubai. ITF general secretary Stephen...

News | 03 Jul 2019

Italian judge orders release of captain who docked migrant-rescue ship

As has been widely reported, Captain Rackete was taken into custody after carrying 40 migrants and refugees that she had rescued off Libya into the Italian Port of...