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News | 06 Sep 2019

Australia detains ship after ITF finds crew underpaid

The Australian authorities have detained a Chinese-owned bulk carrier after an ITF inspection revealed that the crew had not been paid their full wages. An ITF...

News | 06 Sep 2019

New direction for Italian policy on rescue ships

Italy’s punitive approach to search-and-rescue ships attempting to land migrants and refugees rescued from the Mediterranean Sea looks set to change with the...

News | 06 Sep 2019

Maritime crime threat to crews continues

Piracy and robbery – often armed – continue to pose threats to crews in many hotspots around the world. While the waters off West Africa remain the most...

News | 06 Sep 2019

Bulk carrier detained in Australia, crew owed $64,000

An inspector from the International Transport Workers' Federation boarded the Panama-flagged Fortune Genius when it docked in Gladstone yesterday (September 5),...

News | 30 Aug 2019

Rescued migrants allowed to land in Italy

An Italian court has allowed 83 migrants who had been rescued at sea to be disembarked, after a political standoff had forced them to stay on board their rescue...

News | 30 Aug 2019

Migrants drown in the English Channel

Following concerns about the growing number of refugees and migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the English Channel in small boats to reach British waters,...

News | 27 Aug 2019 Press Release

Seafarers used as patsies by governments

A recent message from the US State Department to the maritime industry, stating that it will invoke anti-terrorism legislation to deny seafarers a US visa if they...

News | 23 Aug 2019

Armed pirates kidnap 17 crew off Cameroon

Armed pirates have kidnapped 17 crew members in two separate incidents off Cameroon a week ago. In the first attack, in Doula anchorage on 15 August, armed men...