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ITF works to ensure safe vessels and decent working conditions for seafarers. Our aim is to raise standards, protect the vulnerable and eradicate exploitation. We inspect ships, create agreements on working conditions with international agencies and help seafarers in need of assistance. Find out more about what we do or go straight to our website: www.itfseafarers.org

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Seafarers News

News | 14 Jun 2019 Press Release

ITF and JNG respond to potential attacks on two tankers in Gulf of Oman

Two marine tankers, the Marshall Islands-flagged Front Altair and the Panamanian-flagged Kokuka Courageous, were left abandoned and adrift after what appear to be...

News | 07 Jun 2019

Abandoned at sea: crew sent home after 13 months marooned off Tunisia

This is the latest instalment in one of most notorious cases of abandonment that the ITF has seen in years, and the third crew onboard the UAE-flagged tanker that...

News | 07 Jun 2019 Press Release

New “Dockers Clause” in the International Bargaining Forum agreements to come into force in 6 months

The Joint Negotiating Group (JNG) of maritime employers and the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) strongly urge companies to ensure that they are in...

News | 23 May 2019 Press Release

ITF calls on Transport Canada to stop ships lashing on the St Lawrence River after seafarer’s death

The Sri Lankan second officer, Ravindu Lakmal Pieris Telge, fell overboard the Maersk containership Patras at approximately 9:30am and despite an extensive search...

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