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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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News | 21 Apr 2021

The Ever Given showed the importance of tug and towage workers, but their industry continues to cut dangerous corners

The six-day blockage of the Suez Canal and its welcomed refloating has shed new light on the critical job done by tug and towage workers. But unless industry...

News | 20 Apr 2021 Press Release

ITF confirms Ever Given crew welfare, but Egypt cannot hold Suez seafarers hostage

Representatives of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Sunday boarded the MV Ever Given (IMO: 9811000) to check on the health and welfare of the...

News | 09 Apr 2021

ITF Statement on second postponement of International Bargaining Forum negotiations

Maritime employers in the International Bargaining Forum (IBF) have argued for and secured a second deferral of IBF ‘cost negotiations’ to the disappointment of...

News | 31 Mar 2021 Press Release

‘Did the ship shrink?’ – Red flags raised over Goundar ship registered in Fiji 14 metres shorter than in Canada

Fijian authorities are being called to urgently investigate Goundar’s MV Lomaiviti Princess III amid allegations of falsified safety documentation and concerns...

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