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  • 30 March 2018
    Exploration & Production

    Malaysian offshore driller and oilfield services provider UMW has learned the date of the arbitration hearing aimed at resolving its spat with Frontier Oil Corporation related to a rig contract award signed in 2014.

  • 7 April 2016

    Revelations of tax avoidance and related activities, mentioned in the leaked Panama Papers this week, could lead to a change in the current climate of tacit approval for this kind of “socially damaging behaviour”, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said. An example of such tax evasions is flag of convenience (FOC) shipping, which states that a vessel owned in one […]

  • 8 January 2015

    ITF Australia voiced concerns over the flag of convenience vessels transporting argoes around Australia’s coast and Great Barrier Reef.

  • 21 June 2017

    Australia is focusing on the dangerous gaps in its maritime security, brought about by the Sage Sagittarius incidents, as it resumed the Senate Inquiry into Flag of Convenience (FOC) Shipping. The inquiry over national security issues was continued this week on the back of the New South Wales Coroner’s findings related to the deaths of two foreign seafarers aboard […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has published two new tools focused on assisting the container ship sector with pressing operational challenges. The two tools are expected to contribute to safety for the sector and include the Guide for Certification of Container Securing Systems (Container Securing Guide) along with its companion software, and the […]

  • 8 January 2015

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation has raised concerns about Flag-of-Convenience (FOC) vessels transporting highly dangerous cargoes around Australia’s coast and Great Barrier Reef. On Monday, the first consignment of liquefied natural gas was transported out of Gladstone aboard a BG Group-chartered, FOC tanker called the Methane Rita Andrea. “FOC ships are notorious for breaching safety […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    American corporation Alcoa got tangled into another incident related to its ship hiring policy in Australia. Namely, following the controversial dumping of the Australian ship MV Portland, on Monday the Panamanian registered Flag Of Convenience Greenery Sea, hired by Alcoa, arrived in the WA port of Bunbury to take the second company cargo of alumina. […]

  • 20 December 2017

    Seafarers working onboard CSL Australia’s vessel Diana are underpaid, says ITF.

  • 17 June 2010

    The Flag Officer Eastern Naval Command (FOC), Rear Admiral Ben Acholonu has raised alarm over Calabar waters saying they are not safe for… [mappress] Source: leadershipnigeria, June 17, 2010;

  • 5 January 2016

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation has formally called for a coronial inquest into yet another seafarer death on board a Panamanian registered Flag of Convenience coal carrier. Namely, a 26-year-old Filipino national died on 19 December 2015 on board the Japanese owned, Panamanian registered Beaufix, while en route from China to Gladstone to load Australian […]

  • 12 January 2015

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has expressed grave concerns after reports that the new massive gas ships taking LNG from Gladstone in the Great Barrier Reef are operating under ‘flags of convenience’.

  • 1 February 2013

      The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has reiterated the Authority’s readiness to partner with the Nigerian Navy to ensure safe navigation on the country’s territorial waters. Speaking during the courtesy visit of the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Ibok Ibas, the Managing Director of NPA, Mallam Habib Abdullahi informed […]

  • 1 February 2013

    The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has reiterated the Authority’s readiness to partner with the Nigerian Navy to ensure safe navigation on the country’s territorial waters. Speaking during the courtesy visit of the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Ibok Ibas, the Managing Director of NPA, Mallam Habib Abdullahi informed the […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Danish shipping giant Maersk has agreed to ensure that any vessel it charters has an International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) or similar agreement – which puts in place protections for crews on flag of convenience ships – covering it, according to the ITF. The company announced the decision at a meeting of the ITF Maersk network, made […]

  • 8 June 2006

    A VESSEL with about 30 metric tonnes of condensate has been arrested by the Nigerian Navy along the Imo River in Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State. Disclosing this to The Guardian in Calabar in an exclusive interview yesterday, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Sunday Baje, said the barge was arrested […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The legislation meant to regulate ship recycling practices, in particular the European Union Ship Recycling Regulation and the International Maritime Organisation’s Hong Kong Convention, mainly based on flag state jurisdiction will neither be able to solve the problems of substandard shipbreaking nor enforce the polluter pays principle on ship owners, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform stressed. The NGO […]

  • 13 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Maritime trade union Nautilus has urged the UK government to clamp down on the operation of so-called Red Ensign Group (REG) ship registries from the same locations. In letters to foreign secretary Boris Johnson and shipping minister John Hayes, the union informed that the evidence of tax avoidance in UK overseas territories, revealed in the ‘Paradise Papers’, showed […]

  • 19 June 2015

    The Australian Senate has decided to launch an inquiry into Flag-of-Convenience shipping following the recent damning exposé on Australia’s Four Corners television programme into three mysterious deaths at sea on board the MV Sage Sagittarius, also known as the “death ship”. The Inquiry by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee will examine […]

  • 22 January 2019

    ITF opposes the BHP’s decision to remove Australian crew from two vessels.

  • 22 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Alexander Spirit fuel tanker has left from Devonport, Tasmania on Wednesday, 22nd July after the ship’s Australian crew spent over three weeks protesting their redundancies. The ship was scheduled to depart at 0300 hours, and according to the latest vessel tracking data from Marine Traffic, the ship is underway using engine in the Tasmanian Sea, its […]

  • 3 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The video shows DeepOcean’s SURF operations carried out by its construction vessels Edda Freya and Edda Fauna. The project consisted of connecting the Norwegian Sea Maria field to Kristin and Heidrun plaforms for Statoil and Wintershall. The 2016 campaign saw the Installation of 170 Te riser anchor for water injection on Heidrun, 22 km FOC […]

  • 13 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has urged the American corporation Alcoa to reassess its decision to lay off 40 Australian seafarers working on a soon-to-be-scrapped MV Portland, which trades exclusively between the states of Western Australia and Victoria in Australia, and replace them with a flag of convenience ship crewed with overseas workers. The ITF said […]