The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says not enough has been done to guarantee the safety of seafarers in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, and the loss of life following the Houthi attack on M/V True Confidence is a tragedy because of that.


No delivery window is worth the loss of seafarers’ lives. We call on the industry to divert ships around the Cape of Good Hope until safe transit through the Red Sea can be guaranteed.

Solidarity – doker's mentality!

Канадські портовики з Міжнародної спілки берегових робітників і складських служб (ILWU) висловили солідарну підтримку українським колегам із Дунайського регіону, які сьогодні працюють в екстремально тяжких умовах через війну в Україні.

Saudi Arabia's shipowner is bankrupt

Seafarers try to survive after being abandoned by a Saudi company on several Bahrain-registered vessels

Можливість побудувати гідну майбутню кар'єру в морі з ПРМТУ

Першокурсники Херсонської державної морської академії, які навчаються в Литовській морській академії за підтримки ПРМТУ та ITF Seafarers' Trust отримали свої перші погони кадетів. Перед ними розгортаються можливості для професійного зростання, де кожен крок – це нове відкриття і виклики.

The Red Sea crisis and the attacks on commercial vessels

For months now, seafarers navigating in the red sea and the narrow Bab- el-Mandeb Strait that links Mediterranean Sea to Asia, have faced a growing threat of drone strikes, missile attacks and even hijackings. The lives and safety of our seafarers are put at risk, with attacks increasing on a daily basis.

The Trade Union's key priority is to focus on future seafarers

The global maritime industry, according to international analytical resources, is facing difficulties due to a shortage of qualified personnel.

Georgia ratified the MLC, 2006

The International Labour Organization (ILO) received a document on Georgia's ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006).

Joint statement by the International Transport Workers' Federation and the Joint Negotiating Group

The International Bargaining Forum (IBF) social partners are increasingly concerned about the actions taken by Houthi forces that are threatening the safety of transiting seafarers and vessels.

MLC, 2006 - protecting seafarers' rights

The MLC, 2006 is an important international instrument that sets out labour rights standards for seafarers around the world. The lack of uniform international standards has previously led to serious social and safety issues. The Convention has become an important step in the fight against discrimination, exploitation and inequality among seafarers, paving the way for monitoring and enforcement of their labour rights.

IMO presents four focus plans for the next four years

International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General, Arsenio Dominguez, has shared the Organization’s plans and focus areas for the next four years, with the aim of ensuring safer, more secure and environmentally friendly shipping.

Returning Home: The story of the successful repatriation of the VYSSOS crew

Recently, the MTWTU and Hellenic Shipping News published an article about an incident in the Bystre involving the crew of the bulk carrier VYSSOS (IMO 9385790, Panama).

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