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News | 15 Feb 2021 Press Release

Companies can step up to save seafarers stranded off China

'It’s expensive, but it’s the right thing to do’ – that’s the message from the global union body for seafarers as the ITF calls on shipping companies to...

News | 15 Feb 2021

Update: Amin Shipping trick Onda crew in attempted wage coverup

Since the ITF brought you the story of the crew of the MV Onda, it seems Mohamed Amin has plunged to new depths in his exploitation of the seafarers. The ITF has...

News | 15 Feb 2021 Press Release

ITF condemns military coup; solidarity with Burmese seafarers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) condemns in the strongest possible terms the attempted military takeover of Myanmar’s fragile democracy...

News | 04 Feb 2021

Wage theft, forgery and crew abuse on the MV Onda - Amin Shipping at it again

Luis Alberto Veloso is one of four abandoned seafarers on board the Togo-flagged MV Onda who has gone one year without pay. The ship and its crew are abandoned in...

News | 02 Feb 2021

Seafarers on hunger strike, hospitalised in Kuwait to stop families going hungry: the full story

After 11 months without pay for their families, 19 seafarers on board the MV Ula bulk carrier in the port of Shuaiba, Kuwait have gone on a hunger strike. The...

News | 28 Jan 2021 Press Release

Seafarer killed in horrific piracy attack: governments urged to act, or risk more deaths

Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea killed a seafarer and took another 15 seafarers hostage in an attack on Saturday. “Governments must take immediate action to...

News | 28 Jan 2021 Press Release

Biden commended for reiterating support for Jones Act

United States President Joe Biden’s announcement this week reiterating support for the Jones Act has been applauded by the International Transport Workers’...

News | 26 Jan 2021 Press Release

Neptune Declaration resets expectation, accountability on maritime industry to act to end crew change crisis

A new global pledge signed by over 300 maritime industry and human rights leaders has reset expectations and put accountability on the industry to use their...