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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 | 02 Jul 2020 Press Release

Crew of Global Cruise Vessels to return home from UK

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has been assisting hundreds of seafarers aboard the six Global Cruise Lines’ vessels currently in Tilbury...

News | 02 Jul 2020

ITF working to get Ukrainian seafarers’ wages back, repatriation from São Sebastião, Brazil

There’s 11,086 kilometres between São Sebastião, Brazil and the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv. It’s those eleven thousand kilometres ITF Inspector Renialdo de...

News | 01 Jul 2020

Governments must protect trapped seafarers' human rights

As the Covid-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions put in place to attempt containment drag on, around 200,000 merchant seafarers are trapped aboard ships in...

News | 25 Jun 2020

Their story: the hunger striking seafarers at Tilbury trying to get home

Four months without pay and 48 hours without food, 47 seafarers off the coast of the UK are desperate to get home to their families. The mainly Indian crew are...

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