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News | 16 Apr 2019

Unions unite to strengthen support for maritime workers across Latin America

The meeting in Cartagena last week culminated with the launch of the ITF Latin American Contact Network, extending the ITF’s commitment to providing support to...

News | 12 Apr 2019 Press Release

ITF kicks off targeted operation against Blumenthal

The targeted operation will see the ITF Inspectorate – a network of 147 inspectors and contacts based in ports all over the world – inspecting and auditing the...

News | 09 Apr 2019

Four crew members kidnapped by pirates off Cameroon

The incident involving Contship Oak occurred on March 30, 2019, is the latest abduction in the Gulf of Guinea, which has become a global hotspot for modern piracy...

News | 27 Mar 2019 Press Release

German bulk carrier detained after crew complain of no food, bullying and denial of shore leave

The complaints from on board the Flag of Convenience (FoC) vessel berthed at the Port Kembla Coal Terminal were received by the International Transport Workers’...

News | 13 Mar 2019

SIU of Canada calls for global day of action in support of Australian seafarers

President Given’s visit comes on the heels of Canadian seafarers demonstrating solidarity with their Australian brothers and sisters. In February, over 100 SIU of...

News | 11 Mar 2019

Asleep at the wheel

The Panama Canal has the unenviable history of being the world’s deadliest construction project. Over 32 years, 30,609 workers died – more than the prisoners of...

News | 04 Mar 2019 Press Release

Careers mapped out for young and women seafarers

The meeting convened in Geneva, Switzerland was attended by more than 40 countries in addition to social partners from 25 February to 1 March 2019 at the...

Reports & Publications | 27 Feb 2019

Seafarers' Bulletin 2019

The ITF’s flagship annual publication for seafarers

News | 18 Feb 2019

Seafarers stand united in the Arab World

In early February, the ITF with the ITF Arab World regional office, organised a four day seminar in Tangiers, Morocco, bringing together representatives from...

News | 13 Feb 2019 Press Release

BHP ignores pleas to help starving crew

A seafarer aboard an 80,000-tonne bulk carrier, the Villa Deste, contacted the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) pleading for help. The starving...