ITF Blames BHP for Starving Crew in Australia

The International Transport Workers' Federation is accusing coal mining giant BHP of starving the crew of a ship at a BHP terminal in Queensland, Australia. According to a statement from the ITF, a seafarer aboard the 80,000-tonne bulk carrier Villa Deste, contacted the workers' union pleading for help, claiming the crew is being starved with little food and no onboard … [Read more...]

ITF: Fatigue of Panama Canal Tugboat Captains is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Fatigue of Panama Canal tugboat poses a major threat to safety in the operation of the canal's Neopanamax locks, according to a new independent study released today by the International Transport Workers' Federation. The ITF even warns that a major accident in the Panama Canal's new locks could be imminent, highlighting the serious health and safety concerns related to the … [Read more...]

ITF: CSL Australia Underpaying Foreign Crew of Bahamas-Flagged Vessel Operating in Australian Waters

An Australian shipping company has been accused of underpaying foreign crew aboard a Bahamas-flagged vessel operating in Australian waters on domestic routes. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said it inspected the CSL Australia's MV Diana in Melbourne and found the company is underpaying Filipino seafarers who are effectively operating full-time on the … [Read more...]

ITF: Another Worker Death Underscores ‘Atrocious Safety Record’ at Hutchison Terminal in Jakarta

Another worker has died in an accident at the Hutchison terminal in Jakarta, marking the fourth fatality in just the past 15 months at the terminal, the International Transport Workers’ Federation has reported. The incident is the latest to underscore the what the ITF described as an "atrocious" safety record at the Hutchison terminal. “We are shocked and alarmed by the … [Read more...]

ITF: Right Wing Anti-Immigration Group Dumps Ship’s Crew

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) says it is assisting the crew of the vessel C Star, who have been abandoned and left unpaid by its charterers, the right-wing youth group Defend Europe, according to the ITF.  The ship, currently in Barcelona, Spain, has been at the centre of Defend Europe's "comic opera efforts" to block vessels rescuing refugees … [Read more...]