The ITF (International Transport Workers is giving a warm welcome to the major new Maritime Labour Convention provisions on crew abandonment that come into force tomorrow. ITF president Paddy Crumlin said: “From tomorrow the mechanisms will be in place for a huge change that will finally treat the running sore of crew abandonment. At last…
Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention ensure better protection to seafarers and their families
ILO member States have confirmed the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention ensuring better protection to seafarers and their families in case of abandonment, death, and long-term disability.
Two years after an overwhelming approval at the 103rd International Labour Conference (ILC), it has been confirmed
Only 14 survivors have been found so far, while another 10 remain missing, according to the rescue headquarters in Jianli, central
This weekend the Migrant Offshore Aid Station was involved in the rescue of more than 2,000 people from five separate migrant boats with the assistance of navy vessels from Italy, Germany and Ireland. After spending some nine hours coordinating the rescue efforts, Phoenix is currently on its way to Sicily to disembark some 372 people including 184 men, 126 women and 62 minors, mostly from Eritrea.
The death toll from a Chinese cruise ship which capsized during a storm in the Yangtze River jumped to 396 on Saturday, leaving fewer than 50 still missing, as the boat operator apologized and said it would cooperate with investigations.
Only 14 survivors have been found after the Eastern Star carrying 456 overturned in a freak tornado on Monday night.