Tagged: Flag of Convenience

Maritime workers board Flag of Convenience ships in national week of action 0

Maritime workers board Flag of Convenience ships in national week of action

New Zealand maritime workers will be going up the gangway this week to check out ships flying “flags of convenience” and ensure that crew conditions, wages, and health and safety standards are up to scratch.

Spotlight goes on abuse of overseas crews 0

Spotlight goes on abuse of overseas crews

The publication of a report on the exploitation of overseas fishing crews in New Zealand waters by the Sunday Star Times today has “lifted the lid” on what is going on in the industry.

TPC Wellington cleared for departure following negotiations 0

TPC Wellington cleared for departure following negotiations

The Maritime Union of New Zealand says it has cleared the TPC Wellington to leave Marsden Point after working with crew members to arrange their repatriation.

Crew concerns include pay and pirates 0

Crew concerns include pay and pirates

International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) New Zealand inspector Grahame McLaren says the case of 10 Sri Lankan crew members aboard the MV Charelle docked at the Ports of Auckland are an example of the hardships experienced by seafarers around the world.

Inquiry into fishing industry needed 3

Inquiry into fishing industry needed

The Maritime Union says information revealed in a New Zealand documentary on the fishing industry must be followed up by a Government inquiry.

The documentary The Great New Zealand Fishing Scandal by investigative journalist Guy Henderson screened on Sky last night and today, and covered developments in the industry since the 1990s.

Maritime Union General Secretary Trevor Hanson says the documentary was accurate and he believes there is much more to be uncovered.