The entire crew of a Filipino flagged cargo ship forced to abandon their sinking vessel off the PNG coast more than a week ago are now stuck on the deck of a container ship in Sydney.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is urging MP’s to oppose changes to the Coastal Trading Act, warning national security is at risk.Read more
Today, amendments to the Coastal Trading Act will be debated in parliament, which if passed will open up Australia’s Coastal Trading trade to substandard vessels operated by seafarers on $2-an-hour.Read more
After several months of agonising negotiations the International Transport Workers' Federation in Australia have been able to get confirmation and an agreement from a Taiwanese shipping operator.
Shih Wei Navigation have said they will meet the claim made by ITF Assistant Coordinator, Matt Purcell on the Panamanian Flagged vessel, MV Blessing SW, for US$404,000 payable and owing to 48 Chinese Seafarers that had served on the vessel last year.Read more