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Seafarers

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 | 23 Nov 2022 Press Release

Free the Nigeria 26 — the seafarers who have been unfairly criminalised

Twenty-six seafarers who are held in Nigeria on charges of oil theft should be freed now, following confirmation from BP that their ship’s load was authorised,...

News | 21 Nov 2022

ITUC World Congress: P&O’s Peter Hebblethwaite wins worst boss poll

His award was announced at the 5th ITUC World Congress in Melbourne, Australia, where nearly 1,000 trade unionist from 122 countries are meeting. “First,...

News | 20 Nov 2022 Press Release

Breakthrough on loss and damage, attempts to sideline labour standards

The global climate summit, COP27, concluded today with a breakthrough on the Global South’s decades-long call for a fund to pay for climate-related loss and...

News | 18 Nov 2022

Seafarer unpaid for seven years while Tanzanian Flag ducks its obligations

The Tanzanian flag has ducked its responsibilities to this seafarer and has replied only once with a holding response to the International Transport Workers’...

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