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News | 24 Sep 2020

Beyond the limit of safe shipping - ITF General Secretary’s UN address

The ITF and our affiliates have been striving for practical crew change solutions from the outset of the global pandemic, when governments implemented protective...

News | 24 Sep 2020 Press Release

Crew change crisis risks becoming forced labour epidemic as tragedy hits six-month mark on World Maritime Day

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has slammed government inaction to alleviate the crew change crisis, declaring that current Covid-19 border...

News | 17 Sep 2020 Press Release

SG-STAR Fund: First global tripartite initiative to support countries for crew change

Joint release from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), International Maritime Employers' Council (IMEC), International Chamber of Shipping...

Reports & Publications | 15 Sep 2020

Statement from UN agencies on crew changes

A joint statement from United Nations agencies calling on all Governments to take urgent action on seafarer crew changes

News | 12 Sep 2020

Companies must take crew change opportunities in the UK and elsewhere - ITF

The repatriation of seven Myanmar crew members from a Korean-owned vessel via the United Kingdom shows that crew change is still possible during the crew change...

News | 12 Sep 2020

ITF helps Philippine, Turkish crews fly home via Brazil

Eight seafarers return to the Philippines after more than a year at sea The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) intervened to ensure a seafarer...

News | 09 Sep 2020

58 fatigued Egyptian seafarers home after Maridive misadventure

Fifty-eight fatigued Egyptian seafarers are finally home with union support, after the company they were working for failed to repatriate them in the face of...

News | 31 Aug 2020

Kenya new crew change hub thanks to ITF

On day one of Kenya’s new Covid-19 safe crew change guideline implementation, Betty Makena Mutugi, International Transport Workers’ Federation inspector (ITF)...

News | 25 Aug 2020

Ukrainian seafarers caught in Kharatyan scam, but unions get them home

On 12 August, the International Transport Workers’ Federation-affiliated Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union (MTWTU) of Ukraine helped 6 Ukrainian seafarers...

News | 21 Aug 2020 Press Release

ITF very concerned at Wakashio grounding, crew arrests

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which represents 1.4 million seafarers, has today expressed growing concern at the Wakashio grounding...