The Maritime Union welcomes the announcement by the Government of details for its inquiry into the fishing industry – but we want real answers.
Tagged: Flag of Convenience
The announcement of a ministerial inquiry into foreign fishing charter vessels in New Zealand waters is long overdue.
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.
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.
The Maritime Union says that it will be looking into health and safety aboard the bulk carrier TPC Wellington after a serious accident.
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.
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.