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  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is calling on the Australian government to improve labour regulations after the Federal Court found two Fijian workers had been exploited. Two men who were brought to Australia on the proviso of training were found by the court to be employees, not trainees, of Sydney-based Devine Marine Group, ITF […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Business & Finance

     Stevedoring company Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) today inked a new agreement to extend negotiations until November 16 as they continue conciliation proceedings in the Fair Work Commission (FWC). The extension follows a six-week negotiation process of the two parties following the sacking of 97 wharfies last August. The layoffs were prevented […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Business & Finance

     Stevedoring company Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) today inked a new agreement to extend negotiations until November 16 as they continue conciliation proceedings in the Fair Work Commission (FWC). The extension follows a six-week negotiation process of the two parties following the sacking of 97 wharfies last August. The layoffs were prevented […]

  • 6 October 2007

    Rescue teams using a remote camera have located the body of a worker, who died at a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal site in Pembrokeshire. The sub-contractor was working on a maintenance platform, alongside a jetty at Milford Haven port, when it collapsed at 1500 BST on Saturday.

  • 15 July 2015

    A fatal accident involving a crew member occurred on board anchor handling supply vessel (AHTS) Skandi Pacific, on Tuesday, some 166 km NW of Karartha, West Australian Coast. “DOF Management can confirm there has been a fatal incident on board the Skandi Pacific today, July 14th, 2015 at 5.30am AWST, 175 Kilometers off the West Australian […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Chinese shipbuilder Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group (Sinopacific) has denied media reports on unpaid wages to its shipyard workers that emerged following a workers’ rally in front of one of its subsidiaries Sinopacific Dayang Shipyard (Dayang). “Sinopacific has noted that certain rumors based on inaccurate and unverified information have been reported as fact,” the shipyard said adding […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Senior officers aboard Eimskip vessels have postponed their announced strike until mid February having reached a collective agreement with Eimskip on Monday night. The strike has been put on hold to allow for the workers’ unions to vote on the proposed new agreement. Up to 100 workers were threatening to strike having been unable to hash […]

  • 27 March 2017

    Six offshore workers were exposed to radiation during work on an EnQuest-operated platform in the UK North Sea. According to Unite, a UK maritime and offshore workers’ union, six Wood Group workers claim they were put at risk by the potentially dangerous particles while carrying out maintenance work on the Thistle offshore platform last December. […]

  • 15 July 2015

    A fatal accident involving a crew member occurred on board anchor handling supply vessel (AHTS) Skandi Pacific, on Tuesday, some 166 km NW of Karartha, West Australian Coast. “DOF Management can confirm there has been a fatal incident on board the Skandi Pacific today, July 14th, 2015 at 5.30am AWST, 175 Kilometers off the West Australian […]

  • 6 September 2016

    Australian maritime workers’ unions have won a legal battle against the determination made by Ministry for Immigration and Border Protection in 2015 negating certain visa requirements for non-citizens engaged in the offshore resources industry. The unions saw the minister’s move as an attack on local workforce, fearing that immigrant workers would take their jobs in […]

  • 10 June 2015

    Some 50% of crews working on offshore support vessels are willing to compromise safety rather than say ‘no’ to clients or senior management, while nearly 80% believe commercial pressures could influence the safety of their working practices. The chilling findings, released to coincide with this week’s International Maritime Organization Maritime Safety Committee meeting, come from […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has negotiated a tentative agreement in this year’s protracted wage talks with its unionized workers, according to local media. The company and its workers agreed to freeze the base pay of yard employees and distribute a 100 percent bonus increase, plus an additional USD 1,283 (KRW 1.5 million). The 2015 saw HHI’s […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Chinese shipbuilder Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group (Sinopacific) has denied media reports on unpaid wages to its shipyard workers that emerged following a workers’ rally in front of one of its subsidiaries Sinopacific Dayang Shipyard (Dayang). “Sinopacific has noted that certain rumors based on inaccurate and unverified information have been reported as fact,” the shipyard said adding […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Exploration & Production

    BSEE and the U.S. Coast Guard have begun an investigation into a worker fatality aboard the Petrobras 10000 drillship in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • 4 August 2017

    Bechtel’s worksite manager at Chevron’s Whetstone LNG project has come under fire for alleged bullying on multiple occasions. 

  • 3 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Shipowners Association (ASA) has urged the Abbott Government to be careful in its consideration of the Productivity Commission Report into Tasmanian shipping and freight.   The retention of the Tasmanian Freight and Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Schemes is a sensible decision that has been well received by ASA. But there are still […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Equipment

    French oilfield services provider Technip is preparing to slash 6,000 positions as a response to “an even more challenging environment in oil & gas”, aiming to boost its cost cutting efforts through a massive restructuring plan. The company on Monday said it is looking to save €830 million, of which €700 million to be delivered in 2016 and the balance in […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Exploration & Production

    Workers at the Hibernia offshore oil platform in Canada, represented by Unifor, have voted to accept a new collective agreement with their employer. According to Unifor, the new agreement includes improvements in wages, benefits and working conditions including for temporary employees. It was accepted by a margin of 58% and will expire on June 30, […]

  • 18 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    A stevedore worker lost his life while working at a container terminal in the Spanish Port of Bilbao.

  • 22 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Two workers sustained burns in a blast that occurred on Wednesday morning on board the P-56 offshore oil production vessel, operated by Brazil’s oil major Petrobras, Brazilian petroleum union informed. According to Federação Única dos Petroleiros (FUP), the workers sustained first and second-degree burns in a fire that followed after the explosion. The explosion is reported […]

  • 15 March 2016

    The announced strike over shift change cuts at Scottish port Grangemouth was launched this morning as the workers stopped all maritime activities within the port’s container terminal, the UK’s union Unite confirmed. The industrial action, which started at 00.01 hours, is scheduled to last for an initial period of two weeks, until March 29. Members of […]

  • 24 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Due to insufficient workload, South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has been faced with over 5,000 of idle workers. As a result, the company has asked its union to convince the workers to take an unpaid leave starting September, the Korea Times reports citing a statement from the company. The unpaid leave option is […]