The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is calling for the immediate release and repatriation of the MV Wakashio crew. The seafarers have been held by Mauritian authorities for over a year now. The bulk carrier, owned by Japan’s Nagashiki...
Seafarer Mohammad Aisha returned to his native Syria on 22 April, after being forced to live on an abandoned ship in the Suez Canal for four years while the vessel waited to be sold. He was allowed to leave after a union representative of the International Transport...
The shipping industry has called on the European Commission to ensure the EU Migration Pact is complemented by measures to ensure merchant vessels are guaranteed prompt and predictable disembarkations for persons rescued at sea. ECSA, ICS, ETF and ITF jointly sent an...
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said it will now assist hundreds of thousands of seafarers to exercise their right to stop working, leave ships, and return home. After weeks of calling on governments to facilitate crew changes, the...
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