3 incidents in as many months involving Liberian Flag of Convenience ships on our coastline. Union call for government crackdown.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia has again raised serious concerns over the Flag of Convenience (FOC) shipping system, after another near disaster when the Liberian-flagged MSC Basel ran aground off Brisbane yesterday morning.Read more
ITF National Coordinator Dean Summers said that the deregulated ship registration system, known as the Flag of Convenience, exposes Australia to a considerable level of vulnerability for Australian jobs, environment and maritime security.
Mr Summers said the scuttling of the multimillion dollar fishing boat alongside a Port Lincoln wharf proved that dodgy FOC ships also pose serious threats to other Australian industries and workers and is set to get a lot worse in the very near future.
Newcastle oil spill further evidence that Australian shipping needs revitalising.Read more
Union says trainee a victim of the pernicious Flag of Convenience system SATAWU Statement on the death of Akhona Geveza at seaRead more
A Filipino crew member of a bulk carrier carrying coal from Gladstone to Korea is in a Brisbane hospital after jumping from the vessel after his clothes caught fire.Read more
Oil rig responsible for the loss of 11 lives and the worst oil spill in US history is a Flag of ConvenienceRead more
The International Transport Workers Federation in Australian as part of the Flag of Convenience campaign has launched a targeted inspection of South Australian Bulk ships calling it the ITF “Grain Blitz”.Read more
After a fire ripped through the living quarters of a Hong Kong flagged ship in the early hours of the morning 16 crew were rushed to hospital.Read more
ITF called on to assist survivors