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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 | 26 Jan 2023

Dubai ship explosion captain forced to give up home, but wins freedom thanks to ITF

The master of a ship on which a container exploded during loading at the Jebel Ali Port in Dubai in July 2021 has finally been allowed home to India thanks to...

News | 25 Jan 2023

Ukraine: Solidarity Strengthened by Conflict

On the 24 February 2022, the world was shocked and saddened when the Russian Federation attacked Ukraine. While defences were mobilised, and women and children fled...

News | 16 Jan 2023 Press Release

New advisory committee launched to address major maritime issues impacting Filipino seafarers

JOINT PRESS RELEASE Shipping industry leaders form part of newly created advisory board, the ‘International Advisory Committee on Global Maritime Affairs’...

News | 19 Dec 2022

'Abandoned' livestock carrier ship to be auctioned in Victoria but stranded crew yet to receive wages

An international livestock carrier ship, the Yangtze Fortune, has been arrested in Portland, Victoria by the Australian Federal Court. In the meantime, the...

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