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News | 05 Apr 2019

New US rule benefits seafarers’ shore leave

The US Coast Guard has issued a new rule on seafarers’ access to maritime facilities. The move comes after a longstanding effort by the US Seafarers International...

News | 13 Mar 2019

SIU of Canada calls for global day of action in support of Australian seafarers

President Given’s visit comes on the heels of Canadian seafarers demonstrating solidarity with their Australian brothers and sisters. In February, over 100 SIU of...

News | 13 Feb 2019 Press Release

BHP ignores pleas to help starving crew

A seafarer aboard an 80,000-tonne bulk carrier, the Villa Deste, contacted the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) pleading for help. The starving...

News | 07 Dec 2018

Australian Senate launches inquiry into shipping

The Australian Senate has agreed to hold an inquiry into the shipping industry. The move, initiated by the Senate’s Labor group, follows a campaign by the...