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News | 27 Nov 2019

Mental stress levels at sea dangerously high, study finds

A wide-ranging study by Yale University – commissioned by the ITF Seafarers Trust – has found dangerously high levels of mental stress among seafarers, and...

News | 05 Nov 2019

Indian seafarers plant trees at root of environmental campaign

The National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) has begun a drive to plant thousands of trees. It began with all officers, petty officers and ratings being asked...

News | 18 Oct 2019

ITF inspector joins anti-slavery event 

ITF inspector (Liverpool, North West England and Wales) Tommy Molloy has participated in a major anti-modern-day slavery event in Liverpool, UK. Organised by the...

News | 16 Oct 2019

ITF Contacts Network expands into Asia Pacific

The ITF has established its latest Contacts Network, covering Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and...

News | 08 Oct 2019

Unions sign major agreement to improve terms and conditions

Around 8,000 maritime workers in Nigeria will benefit from a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) signed by two unions. The Nigerian Merchant Officers and...

News | 27 Sep 2019 Press Release

Stena Impero finally allowed to leave Iran

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has been informed by our affiliate, the Iranian Merchant Mariners’ Syndicate (IMMS), that the chemical...

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...