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Seafarers – if you could make one change?

Throughout 2019 there is a strong emphasis in the maritime world on the importance and value of women within the professional ranks. This year for the Day of the Seafarer campaign, IMO is encouraging seafarers, male and female to show solidarity for gender equality in seafaring. IMO is inviting you to think about one thing…

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“ITF Yellow Certificate” Scheme is Exposed

… In the autumn of 2017, the mass media brought up a fairly pressing and critical topic: a story concerning the ZEUS I, owned by the Navarone company, showing that the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) applied double standards. As a reminder, the Ukrainian Marine Trade Unions’ Federation (UMTUF) discovered that this vessel, flying the…

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Missing seafarer – Oleg Koval

… A man has been missed: Koval Oleg Igorevich 24 .09.1983. Disappeared from the vessel Maria G, a vessel under the Maltese flag, was in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean, about 100 miles from the Azore islands. Disappeared on 18.12.17. Vessel informed about missed crew on day after estimated time of missing. Vessel…

The ITF is double dealing

The ITF is double dealing A recent incident involving the vessel ZEUS I (IMO 9467885), as revealed by the Ukrainian Maritime Trade Unions Federation (UMTUF), is proof that seafarers employed on vessels flying a flag of convenience, and being under International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) union’s protection, are earning substandard wages. ZEUS I, owned by the Navarone shipping…

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The ITF is double dealing

… A recent incident involving the vessel ZEUS I (IMO 9467885), as revealed by the Ukrainian Maritime Trade Unions Federation (UMTUF), is proof that seafarers employed on vessels flying a flag of convenience, and being under International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) union’s protection, are earning substandard wages. ZEUS I, owned by the Navarone shipping company,…

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Missing Seafarer Oleksandr Chernyshenko

… Missing Seafarer Oleksandr Chernyshenko Human Rights At Sea has been informed by the Ukrainian Marine Trade Union’s Federation of the case of Oleksandr Chernyshenko who went missing from the Panamanian flagged M/T VIOLET-1, IMO 9154000, an oil/chemical tanker on 28 May 2017 at 0330 local time while en-route to Port of Tokuyama, Japan. HRAS…

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Cadets from Kherson State Maritime Academy took the oath

On October, 15, Kherson State Maritime Academy together with almost half of Kherson citizens celebrated cadets initiation ceremony. On this chilly autumn day more than 600 first year students took the oath. The celebration took place at Dnipro riverside in the Slava park (Kherson city, Ukraine). Roads nearby were temporarily blocked to let cadets (as…

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Maritime Industry on Alert amid Zika Outbreak

… (Image Courtesy: Pref. Pereira Barreto / SP) … Due to the outbreak of the Zika virus, the maritime industry is on standby for any symptoms of the virus that vessel crewmembers or passengers might be experiencing, according to US-based GAC. As the World Health Organization designated the Zika virus as a global public health…

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2016 International Maritime Human Rights Conference Announced

… Ensign Events together with Human Rights at Sea announce the launch of the International Maritime Human Rights Conference and Gala Dinner 2016. Taking place in London on September 14th 2016, the event will focus on explicitly addressing the issue of maritime human rights and associated welfare issues throughout the maritime environment. Bringing together industry,…

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