AMSA: Забезпечення добробуту моряків та контроль за умовами праці на суднах

Питання, пов'язані з дотриманням умов праці на суднах, залишаються однією з найбільш актуальних проблем у морській галузі.

Providing rest for the crew: IFSMA recommendations for PSC representatives

The International Federation of Seafarers' Associations (IFSMA), whose Vice President is Oleg Grygoriuk, MTWTU Chairman, addressed Luc Smoldres, Secretary General of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control of Ships (Paris MOU). This was regarding the safety requirements and the impact of certain administrative processes on the crew.

Why is the Dali ship crew still stuck on board in the Baltimore Harbor?

Two weeks after the Dali cargo ship crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. The Key Bridge collapsed early morning on March 26, killing six people who had been working on the bridge.

Double Bookkeeping, або подвійна бухгалтерія

Ще один вид обману та обкрадання моряків

"The missile exploded 500 metres from our vessel"

The story of a crew member of the ship PINOCCHIO, which was attacked by Houthis

The shameful abandonment of seafarers

An increasing number of sailors are being abandoned by their vessels’ owners, left stuck on board sometimes for months or even years.

Beware of fraudsters

Risks for seafarers when looking for a job.

The MTWTU took part in the SEKO Maritime Section Congress

The MTWTU took part in the Congress of the Maritime Section of the SEKO sister trade union (Sweden). The leaders of this trade union were among the first to support the MTWTU since the beginning of Russia's aggression.

Українські судновласники та українські моряки: спільні проблеми, що потребують термінового вирішення

Збройна агресія росії проти України та блокування українських морських портів вчергове оголила проблему фактично повної втрати Україною тоннажу суден, які експлуатуються під Державним прапором України.

Meeting in the Norwegian Parliament

Oleg Grygoriuk,Chairman of the Marine Transport Workers' Trade Union (MTWTU), met with Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, the Head of the Committee on International Relations in the Norwegian Parliament. Eriksen Søreide has played significant roles in the Norwegian government, notably as the Foreign Minister from 2017 to 2021, becoming the first woman to hold this position. Previously, she served as the Minister of Defence from 2013 to 2017. As a member of the Conservative Party, she was elected to the Parliament from Oslo in 2005.

Seafarers’ Lives Matter

The International Bargaining Forum’s (IBF) Warlike Operations Area Committee (WOAC) has unanimously agreed to designate the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden ‘Warlike’ to emphasise the seriousness of the situation.

IMO explains what “Navigating the future: safety first!” means​

Arsenio Dominguez, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), has released a video message on this year’s World Maritime Day theme, Navigating the future: safety first!


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.

Saudi Arabia's shipowner is bankrupt

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

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.

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.

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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