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News | 21 Feb 2020

Diamond Princess crew to fly home

Seventy crew on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan have been infected with the COVID-19 virus, the International Transport Workers’...

News | 19 Feb 2020

ITF and ETF call upon ship operators to return lashing to shore-based dock workers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) today call upon ship operators to return lashing to...

News | 07 Feb 2020 Press Release

International maritime unions urge Australian government to save Australian shipping before senate inquiry

International maritime unions have urged the Morrison government to reverse the decline of the Australian shipping industry and invest in the creation of a new...

News | 29 Jan 2020

ITF supports push at the IMO for more women workers in maritime

A resolution drafted by the ITF, the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA International), and several countries at the International...

News | 10 Jan 2020

ITF rescues Kenyan seafarers from Mozambique

The ITF has come to the rescue of 10 Kenyan seafarers who had travelled to Pemba, Mozambique through Tanzania in August 2019, to work on an EU-bound vessel, MV...

News | 07 Jan 2020

ITF speaks for global maritime professionals at International Association of Maritime Universities

The ITF has represented the views of global maritime professionals at the 20th general assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) in...

News | 27 Nov 2019

Mental stress levels at sea dangerously high, study finds

A wide-ranging study by Yale University – commissioned by the ITF Seafarers Trust – has found dangerously high levels of mental stress among...

News | 05 Nov 2019

Indian seafarers plant trees at root of environmental campaign

The National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) has begun a drive to plant thousands of trees. It began with all officers, petty officers and ratings being asked...

News | 28 Oct 2019

Union pursues compensation for woman captain

The European maritime union Nautilus is seeking compensation for a woman captain member who was denied her maternity rights. The case took place on board a United...

News | 28 Oct 2019

Award to crew for Pacific rescue

The crew of a vessel that saved seven seafarers from a burning car carrier in the Pacific and rescued nine others are to receive a prestigious award from the United...