When meeting at ITF House on October 21, Mr Essam M. Alammari, the IMO Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia shake hands with Steve Trowsdale, ITF Inspectorate Coordinator and the ITF Arab World Network Coordinator, Mohamed Arrachedi.

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During the meeting, the participants discussed about a number of issues concerning seafarers, mostly focusing on ways to support seafarers in Saudi ports, on greater collaboration between the ITF and the Saudi maritime authorities and lastly on the ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006.

Concluding, this close relationship has already provided both parties with fruitful results with the successful repatriation of 5 seafarers with their entitled wages from the vessel MKN 205 in Damman port has already been produced.