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News | 16 Jul 2020

Mounting crew change crisis demands faster action from governments

ITF Statement on Crew Change Crisis – 16 July 2020 Today marks one month since the ITF told the world’s governments that ‘Enough is Enough’ and that the...

News | 15 Jul 2020

ITF helps global seafarers repatriate via Spain

​Philippines crew from tanker Giancarlo D return home For the crew of chemical tanker Giancarlo D, Luz Baz and the ITF are a godsend. Luz is the ITF...

News | 15 Jul 2020 Press Release

Australian maritime regulator silent on crew change crisis

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says the Australian federal government has been asleep at the...

News | 14 Jul 2020

Ghanaians deceived by Danish shipowner: 'We were treated like slaves'

By Anna Birch-Schmidt for 3F Fagbladet. Reposted with permission. A shipowner in Thyboøren, Denmark has been charged with human trafficking and violation of the...

News | 09 Jul 2020 Press Release

Governments must bring in exemptions for seafarers following summit

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called on the world’s governments to act swiftly to give seafarers visa, border and quarantine...

News | 09 Jul 2020 Press Release

ITF calls out Berejiklian Government's “smokescreen” Ruby Princess inquiry

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today branded the New South Wales Government’s inquiry into the Ruby Princess as a ‘smokescreen’ for...

News | 07 Jul 2020

Mauritian seafarers faced with fines, cockroaches in ordeal to get home

The Mauritian government recently announced it would finally open its doors to the thousands of its own seafarers trapped around the world – but only by a slight...

News | 07 Jul 2020 Press Release

ITF affiliates stand for crew change

Seafarers in their unions are putting more pressure on the world’s governments to allow for crew changes, as more than 200,000 seafarers are now trapped aboard...