The Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport have published a report which raises serious concerns about the increase in the use of so-call Flag of Convenience in shipping in Australia.Read more
Australian Senate Inquiry Finds Flag of Convenience Shipping Poses Serious Risks To National Security
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says the Turnbull Government can no longer ignore its national security responsibilities in the wake of damning findings today by the Senate Inquiry into Flag of Convenience (FOC) Shipping.
The Senate Inquiry into Flag of Convenience (FOC) shipping has continued in Canberra, with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection again under the spotlight.Read more
Australian Border Force (ABF) officials will be back in the hot seat today as the Senate Inquiry into Flag of Convenience (FOC) Shipping resumes.Read more
The International Transport Workers’ Federation says Coronial findings today finally prove two seafarers were murdered on board the Panamanian registered Sage Sagittarius off the Australian coast.Read more
New Zealand newspaper - Bay of Plenty Times - is reporting that the crew that was stranded on the Vega Auriga (the notorious ship that was banned from Australian ports) has been sent home to the Philippines. In August the Maritime Union of Australia, the International Transport Workers' Federation and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority had all voiced concerns about the treatment of crew on Vega ships.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says that a major blaze today on board the livestock carrier Ocean Drover in Fremantle once again shows the dangers of sub-standard Flag of Convenience (FOC) shipping.
Firefighters are battling a blaze on board the world’s largest purpose-built livestock vessel, berthed at Rouse Head, with some crew members believed to still be on board. One person has been taken to Fremantle Hospital.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has secured a win with the signing of a collective agreement for the crew onboard the Flag of Convenience MV Gurasis.Read more