Crewmembers on foreign flagged vessels arriving at West Coast ports have frequently sought help from ILWU members and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) inspectors.
“Sometimes we [...]
Our sincere condolences go out to our Indonesian brother’s family, friends and colleagues during this time of tragic loss, and we are rooting for our two brothers who are critically injured.
One dockworker died after explosion and fire on board of product tanker Istana V at the dock in Batu Ampar, Indonesia. The [...]
Excerpts from CNN:
Republican candidate Donald Trump’s ascension to the White House has sent shock waves around the world. But it appears to have pleased one leader in particular — Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Within hours of Trump’s victory speech early Wednesday, Putin congratulated the US president-elect and flagged Moscow’s willingness to restore ties [...]
A vessel which had already been detained following a Port State Control inspection by MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) surveyors in Cardiff, Wales, has been issued with a further detainable deficiency notice after it was discovered the crew had not been paid for many months.
“The state of the vessel is bad enough from a [...]
The following message from International President Robert McEllrath is published in this month’s Dispatcher:
You may have heard that I don’t have much patience for politicians, especially ones who want our help when they’re desperate for votes or contributions – then ignore us when we need their support.
I liked [...]
Peru’s Public Use Transport Infrastructure Investment Supervisory Body (Ositran) is reportedly not happy with work completed so far by APM Terminals at the North Quay in the port of Callao.
Ositrán has said that cracks have been noted in some of the completed infrastructure works, while not all the equipment that is in place tallies [...]
Very sad update on the story of Brother Loadholt’s passing in Georgia:
It started as a typical morning on GPA’s Ocean Terminal docks.
Longshoremen, members of ILA Local 1414, were loading vehicles onto the Wallenius Wilhelmsen ship Tiger, which had come in to port overnight.
Operations had been underway about two hours, with longshoremen driving [...]
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