A total of four seafarers remain abandoned for one year without pay onboard the Togo-flagged MV Onda, in the port of Douala, Cameroon, according to information by ITF. Union representatives boarded the vessel and confirmed breaches of the MLC.
Given that as industries, both marine insurance and shipping are traditionally male dominated, North P&I Club explains that gender pay gap is still obvious and provides tips on how could the industry “close” the gender pay gap in the future.
IMEC published Circular (20)123, explaining the differences between the ILO minimum basic wage for an AB Seaman and wages. However, the ITF Fair Practices Committee Steering Group (FPC SG), is disappointed that IMEC released the circular without prior consultation with the ITF.
The International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) has published Circular (20)123, which explains the differences between the ILO minimum basic wage for an AB Seaman and wages set by the International Bargaining Forum (IBF).
AMSA has banned the Panama-flagged bulk carrier AC Sesoda for deliberately underpaying its crew by more than AUD $118,000, which the ship’s operator attempted to conceal from authorities.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) banned the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier TW Hamburg from Australian ports for 12 months, after finding evidence that the crew was underpaid.
The Indian Ocean MoU issued a list of foreign ships which are currently banned by its Member Authorities. The bans involve two ships in Australia, three in Iran, and one in Myanmar.
Human Rights at Sea announced its collaboration with the Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Administration in order to repatriate 22 Indian crewmembers onboard the MV Gulf Sky.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the crew changes issue that has arise, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) argued that the infection cannot be used as an excuse to low seafarers’ wages and working conditions.
A Wellington-based fishing company, its sole director, and a master were fined a total of $449,500 over the sinking of the grossly overloaded fishing boat ‘Victory II’ in June 2017. The company was also ordered to pay $64,800 in reparation to the crew for unpaid wages and emotional harm.
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