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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...

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