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News | 17 Sep 2020 Press Release

SG-STAR Fund: First global tripartite initiative to support countries for crew change

Joint release from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), International Maritime Employers' Council (IMEC), International Chamber of Shipping...

News | 13 Sep 2020

Stranded at Sea: ITF addressing abandonment in the Arab World

A growing number of crew abandoned on ships in the Arab World without pay, food or water are receiving assistance from the ITF Arab World and Iran Network to...

News | 12 Sep 2020

Companies must take crew change opportunities in the UK and elsewhere - ITF

The repatriation of seven Myanmar crew members from a Korean-owned vessel via the United Kingdom shows that crew change is still possible during the crew change...

News | 12 Sep 2020

ITF helps Philippine, Turkish crews fly home via Brazil

Eight seafarers return to the Philippines after more than a year at sea The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) intervened to ensure a seafarer...

News | 09 Sep 2020

58 fatigued Egyptian seafarers home after Maridive misadventure

Fifty-eight fatigued Egyptian seafarers are finally home with union support, after the company they were working for failed to repatriate them in the face of...

News | 31 Aug 2020

Kenya new crew change hub thanks to ITF

On day one of Kenya’s new Covid-19 safe crew change guideline implementation, Betty Makena Mutugi, International Transport Workers’ Federation inspector (ITF)...

News | 27 Aug 2020 Press Release

Unions to continue lashing battle to achieve compliance with Non-seafarers’ Work Clause

While the Court of Rotterdam’s decision today in the Netherlands is disappointing, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), the European Transport...

News | 25 Aug 2020

Ukrainian seafarers caught in Kharatyan scam, but unions get them home

On 12 August, the International Transport Workers’ Federation-affiliated Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union (MTWTU) of Ukraine helped 6 Ukrainian seafarers...