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News | 29 Jul 2019

Mass drowning of migrants in the Mediterranean

Described by the United Nations refugee agency as “the deadliest shipwreck in the Mediterranean so far this year”, up to 150 migrants and refugees are feared...

News | 29 Jul 2019

Concerns about safe passage for seafarers in the Gulf

Following the escalation of diplomatic tensions between Western countries and Iran, involving aggressive action against merchant shipping and Iran’s seizure of...

News | 29 Jul 2019 Press Release

Celebration of World Maritime Day leaves Australian seafarers out in the cold again

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has been accused of running a political and ideological agenda after excluding worker representatives from a forum...

News | 25 Jul 2019 Press Release

Social partners engage in dialogue over Strait of Hormuz

The discussions follow 10 weeks of increased aggression against merchant ships in the area, culminating with the seizure of the Stena Impero on 19 July. “The...

News | 22 Jul 2019

More pirate attacks

Following the most recent report from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) that the waters off West Africa remain the most dangerous hotspot for piracy and armed...

News | 22 Jul 2019

Charity resumes search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean

The international rescue charity SOS Méditerranée has announced that it is resuming its search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya. The...

News | 22 Jul 2019

Tanker crew detained as Gulf tensions escalate

The 23 crew members of a British-flagged oil tanker are being held by Iran after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seized the Swedish-owned Stena Impero in the Strait of...

News | 20 Jul 2019 Press Release

Nautilus International and ITF call for urgent release of seized British oil tanker and crew

Nautilus International and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today raised serious concerns over the seizure of British oil tanker Stena Impero...