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All content tagged with: "health and safety"

News | 20 Sep 2020 Press Release

Covid corner-cutting will lead to deaths, ‘environmental catastrophe’ – new shipping report

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has issued a stark warning that if temporary short cuts adopted in the industry during the Covid-19 pandemic...

News | 21 May 2020

Canadian dockers honour lost second officer of Maersk Patras

This week marks a year since Ravindu Telge, 2nd  Officer of the Maersk Patras, fell overboard while lashing underway along the Saint Lawrence Seaway, in Quebec,...

News | 13 May 2020

ITF expresses sadness at the death of two more cruise ship workers as seafarers continue to remain stranded abroad

Whilst we await the outcome of the investigation it appears that the young Ukrainian seafarer took her own life in the Port of Rotterdam whilst awaiting...

News | 08 May 2020

Seafarers' access to long-term medications

The Covid-19 crisis has exposed the global seafaring community to numerous challenges. Maritime employers and seafarers' unions, along with many other international...

News | 26 Apr 2020

Respect seafarers' right to emergency medical treatment ashore

The International Labour Organization (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) is clear – a seafarer, while working on board, has the right to adequate health...

News | 12 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Urgent economic stimulus and workplace measures required

The ITF and global union federations have urged governments and employers to urgently act to protect workers, and the global economy and society that depends upon...

News | 02 Mar 2020

COVID-19 advice to ships

New guidelines to avoid or manage an outbreak of coronavirus on board ships are now available. They include pre-boarding screenings, isolation cabins,...

News | 30 Jan 2020

Coronavirus update and advice

The ITF is closely following all advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO)regarding the current outbreak which originated in Wuhan city, a major domestic...

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 | 28 Oct 2019

North Sea oil platform evacuated

Staff on a North Sea oil platform have been evacuated following safety concerns. The 115 staff on the Thistle platform were picked up by British and Norwegian...