ITF News Update – 13th to 17th November

IMO Council sets International Day for Women in Maritime | Hellenic Shipping News – 13th Nov

The IMO Council, meeting from 8-12 November, today decided to establish an International Day for Women in Maritime, to be observed on 18 May every year.

Too Big to Sail: How a Legal Revolution Clogged Our Ports | BIG – 13th Nov

We are now in a giant parking lot game that threatens the global economy. Thank deregulation and the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998.

Agency leaves Filipino seafarer’s family to starve while regulators dither  | ITF Seafarers – 15th Nov

The family of a Filipino seafarer has received no pay for more than two months after Manila-based manning agency Able Maritime Seafarers Inc performed a last-minute contract switch.

SMarT funding scheme extended for maritime cadets | Marine Industry News – 15th Nov

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has confirmed a further six-month extension to the Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) fund for cadets unable to finish their training due to covid.

ITF unions MTWTU, ver.di launch free dental care service for Ukrainian seafarers | ITF Seafarers – 16th Nov

ITF-affiliated seafarers’ unions from Germany and Ukraine have announced a new project to provide free dental services to seafarers.

The Shipping Company Euronav Will Provide 200 Embarkations To Panamanian Seafarers For The Next 3 Years | Hellenic Shipping News – 17th Nov

A delegation from the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) made up of the Director General of the Seafarers (DGGM), Juan Maltez and the Ambassador and Consul General of Panama in Greece, Julie Lymberopulos, visited the facilities of the renowned shipping company Euronav Ship Management (Hellas) Ltd., in order to seek job opportunities for our Panamanian seafarers and strengthen commercial ties with this important internationally prestigious shipping company.