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Bulk carrier detained in Australia; ITF alleges seafarers were forced to unlash containers at sea

”In this instance they were lucky there was no major incident,” International Transport Workers’ Federation Australia coordinator Dean Summers said. ”In a worst-case scenario, the shifting cargo could have caused the ship to sink by compromising its stability.” VesselTracker photo.

A Hong Kong-based bulk carrier has been detained in Newcastle following allegations that its crew […]

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Australia bans MSC ship over alleged poor standards

According to LIoyd’s list, the 957-TEU Vega Auriga has been detained for poor seafarer welfare and ship care on multiple occasions by AMSA, adding that it also run afoul of Singaporean maritime authorities.

Citing poor vessel maintenance and crew safety, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned a Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) containership […]

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MUNZ: TraPac supervisors screamed at crew to 'wash the blood off the deck and carry on' after LA fatality

The following letter was sent this morning from Joe Fleetwood, our union brother and National Secretary of the Maritime Union of New Zealand, to Frank Pisano, Executive Vice President of TraPac regarding a fatality on a ship in Los Angeles. Download the original letter by clicking on the graphic, or scroll down to read the […]

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Australian dockers blast STX Pan Ocean for ‘playing major role in union-busting’ at EGT

A community delegation supported by the International Transport Workers’ Federation gathered at the Townsville Port in front of the New Accord, a ship owned by the parent company of the firm unfairly attacking the Longview Dockers.

ITF Australian Co-Ordinator Dean Summers said the rally was a demonstration of solidarity, to show multinational shipping company […]

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