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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 | 22 Jul 2021 Press Release

Maritime courts must put crew welfare first in abandonment cases

Seafarers trapped on the MV Angelic Power (IMO 9250189) since July last year have now been repatriated, following a lengthy battle in the Chinese courts. ITF...

News | 07 Jul 2021 Press Release

Seafarers’ unions welcome Ever Given release

Seafarers’ unions today welcomed the release of the MV Ever Given (IMO: 9811000) from detention in the Suez Canal by Egyptian authorities, but warned that more...

News | 06 Jul 2021 Press Release

Free at last — but Egypt must change how it treats abandoned seafarers like Captain Kara

Captain Vehbi Kara was allowed to return home to Turkey last week having been trapped in the port of Adabiya, Suez for more than a year as the latest seafarer...

News | 30 Jun 2021

LGBT+ transport workers need solidarity, not ‘rainbow capitalism’

Attitudes to sexual orientation and gender identity have changed for the better all over the world in the last two decades, towards openness and acceptance. For the...

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