The Indian Coast Guard has rescued 28 seafarers and sadly recovered one body after the anchor handler AHTS Coastal Jaguar caught in the Fire in Bay of Bengal.
Reportedly, one crew member is still missing and five crew members sustained severe burns and have been evacuated to hospital.
Our thoughts are with the crew and their loved ones. #ITFSeafarers
The IBF this morning designated the Strait of Hormuz as a Temporary Extended Risk Zone. This means that seafarers who are subject to an attack in the zone, are entitled to a bonus and doubled death and disability compensation.
#ITFSeafarers chair David Heindel said today that, “these are trying times for the industry and seafarers in particular, who are simply trying to provide income for their families... it was our desire that the IBF show leadership and move quickly to reflect the concerns of the seafarers transiting this region. “I am pleased that our partners have responded positively to our request to reflect the potential risks that exist for all ships and all seafarers transiting the Strait of Hormuz at this time. We continue to call for calm in the area and the release of the crew.” #WeAreITF
The ITF has a network of 140 Inspectors and Contacts based in 125 ports within 57 countries. Their job is to inspect vessels, to ensure that seafarers are being paid and have decent working and living conditions on board.
During May 2019 they visited 988 vessels and recovered more than $USD 3.94 million in owed wages
Iran's military have seized a tanker that it says was smuggling fuel for “some Arab countries.” It is the third seizure in recent weeks. #WeAreITF
📰When the headline says it all: "Ship's flag can help its owner keep costs down. But for the crew, it can be a nightmare"
Ferry workers strike in Alaska reaches six days and counting... ✊Solidarity and support for our sisters and brothers from the Inlandboatmen’s Union in their struggle to gain a fair contract in Alaska. One day longer, one day stronger! #WeAreITF
👩🏽🚢 More and more women are taking the helm on cruise ships as cruise lines step up efforts to recruit more women into their officer ranks, and unions step up efforts promote opportunities for women seafarers to enter and stay in the industry. #WeAreITF#ITFSeafarers
Why do ships sail under flags of convenience? Are flags of convenience an inconvenient truth for the shipping industry? The recent seizure and deregistering of oil tankers in the Persian Gulf has raised questions about the flag of convenience system. Watch Al Jazeera Inside Story for more.