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News | 06 Aug 2021 Press Release

Countries that take the money and run: new FOC countries listed

The ITF has added seven countries to its list of flags of convenience. These are countries which take registration fees but then typically avoid any of the...

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 | 16 Jun 2021 Press Release

ITF wins freedom for hunger-striking seafarers after two years trapped on the ULA

Nineteen seafarers from India, Bangladesh, Turkey and Azerbaijan will be able to see their families again this week after the ITF’s advocacy brought their...

News | 07 Jun 2021 Press Release

‘Tip of the iceberg’: ITF inspectors recover $45m in seafarers’ wages amidst record-high abandonments

New figures released by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) show that $44,613,880 USD of seafarers' owed wages were recovered by the ITF’s...

News | 22 Apr 2021 Press Release

Seafarer Mohammad Aisha is going home thanks to ITF, ending four years on abandoned ship

Seafarer Mohammad Aisha is tonight boarding an airplane to return to his native Syria, ending a four-year battle where he was forced to live on an abandoned ship in...

News | 31 Mar 2021 Press Release

‘Did the ship shrink?’ – Red flags raised over Goundar ship registered in Fiji 14 metres shorter than in Canada

Fijian authorities are being called to urgently investigate Goundar’s MV Lomaiviti Princess III amid allegations of falsified safety documentation and concerns...

News | 24 Mar 2021 Press Release

Half of blacklisted Aswan fleet in hot water as Australia detains two ships

Australian maritime authorities have detained two vessels owned by controversial a Qatari shipping company for serious labour rights breaches just weeks after the...

News | 19 Mar 2021

‘I have had to swim to shore every few days to get food and water’ – Meet the seafarer trapped on board the MV Aman for four years (and counting)

The Red Sea Port Authority of Egypt has shirked its responsibility in the shocking case of Mohammad Aisha and the Bahraini-flagged MV Aman. They have a moral duty...