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Reports & Publications | 20 Aug 2019

ITF guidelines on the IGF Code

The IMO has adopted a mandatory safety code for ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels. The booklet provides a brief information on the IGF Code and what...

News | 06 Aug 2019

Blumenthal ship detained for nine days in Belgium port finally released

“The proper maintenance of ships’ equipment is just as important as the proper treatment of seafarers - a failure in either system can lead to serious...

News | 09 Jul 2019 Press Release

ITF calls on Sri Lankan government to release Ukrainian seafarer after three years of detention

“For over three years, Gennadiy Gavrylov has been stranded in Sri Lanka desperate to go home, while Sri Lankan authorities refuse to grant him permission to leave...

News | 08 Jul 2019

ITF and UAE step up cooperation

The ITF has continued its cooperation with the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a high-level meeting in Dubai. ITF general secretary Stephen...

News | 03 Jul 2019

Italian judge orders release of captain who docked migrant-rescue ship

As has been widely reported, Captain Rackete was taken into custody after carrying 40 migrants and refugees that she had rescued off Libya into the Italian Port of...

News | 17 Jun 2019

'Anywhere there are transport workers, we'll be there'

Despite the name, the National Union of Seafarers Sri Lanka (NUSS) is not just for seafarers. Since 2018 the NUSS has been organising informal dockworkers and...

News | 17 Jun 2019

Urgent need for global and regional cooperation to fight piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

In the Gulf of Guinea, piracy and armed robbery have been long-standing problems, but in recent years the frequency of attacks is increasing in this region. The...

News | 14 Jun 2019 Press Release

ITF and JNG respond to potential attacks on two tankers in Gulf of Oman

Two marine tankers, the Marshall Islands-flagged Front Altair and the Panamanian-flagged Kokuka Courageous, were left abandoned and adrift after what appear to be...

News | 07 Jun 2019

Abandoned at sea: crew sent home after 13 months marooned off Tunisia

This is the latest instalment in one of most notorious cases of abandonment that the ITF has seen in years, and the third crew onboard the UAE-flagged tanker that...

News | 07 Jun 2019 Press Release

New “Dockers Clause” in the International Bargaining Forum agreements to come into force in 6 months

The Joint Negotiating Group (JNG) of maritime employers and the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) strongly urge companies to ensure that they are in...