Extremely dangerous statement, addressed to seamen. Beware!

International Transport Works’ Federation (ITF) issued a statement to seafarers saying, in typical gaudy unionists manner, that “Enough is enough.”
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and its affiliated seafarers’ unions will now assist hundreds of thousands of seafarers to exercise their right to stop working, leave ships, and return home.
…If getting seafarers off these ships causes chaos in supply chains, … if global trade to grind to a halt; then that is on the heads of politicians, not the world’s seafarers…
it’s an open incitement to senseless, irresponsible and unlawful actions, with several goals kept in devious minds of those who are ruling global shipping.
Let’s look into this statement, let’s look behind the curtain. What’s the IMO, with handy pack of all of its’ faithful servants, including “maritime” international bodies and ITF? IMO is part of the UN, just like WHO or WTO, etc. What are the main goals of the UN Agenda 2030? In short, it’s a total control over world population and economy, to make our lives as miserable as possible, and simultaneously, to reduce population, down to some 1-1.5 billion (in ideal scenario cherished by Gates, Davos, WEF and the rest of them). Don’t take my word for it, go check yourself, internet is flooded with explanations and debunking of deadly UN Agenda 2030. Globalists don’t hide their cannibalistic ambitions any more, they claim their aims loud and clear. Campaign is now gathering way, calling for a “World Provisional Government”, to tackle “pandemic”, “Climate Change” and as of recent, “white racism”.
World merchant shipping is in Targets Top List of the UN Agenda and globalists, and though shipping is more under control, than, it seems, any other industry, it’s not enough. Private, small- and middle-sized (SME) ship owners, and free freight market (any free market, to be exact), are red stenciled on UN/IMO roadmap, as the main enemies, who must be eliminated. This ITF call is aimed at SME, many of them will be destroyed, if the crews will be foolish enough to answer ITF call. Many, or the majority, of SME, are already on the verge of survival, thanks to pandemic hoax, to “Climate Change” hoax, to extortionist, restrictive policies practiced throughout the world. And now this, nothing short of criminal, call, on top of it all.
It’s extremely dangerous for crews, in the first place. Now, imagine your ship being stuck in a country with closed borders and strict lockdowns. You go on strike, being in belief, that it’s a viable way to be relieved and to return home, taking ITF propaganda on word. If your ship is run/owned by SME, it means, that this SME finds itself in a desperate situation, with inoperable ships, broken charters and contracts, and snowballing debts. A lot of SMEs will go bankrupt, unable to pay your salaries, let alone to pay for crew changes. Who will help you when it inevitably, happens?! ITF? IMO? ICS, BIMCO, the International Association of Ports and Harbors, INTERCARGO, INTERFERRY, InterManager, INTERTANKO, etc.? Good luck with that. But they won’t. You’re pawns in their dirty power game.
Why didn’t ITF mention this disgraceful, humiliating 12-step plan to change crews, concocted by IMO and all above-listed bodies, as the plan which is grinding en-mass crew changes to a halt? http://www.maritimebulletin.net/2020/06/12/crew-change-sham-exposed/
You know, I can draw a working scheme of mass crew changes in 2-3 hours at most, no big deal, no Newton binomial. They only thing my scheme will lack, is the lack – total lack – of any responsible, honest, ethical international maritime body, to carry it out. That’s the biggest problem. By the way, Stephen Cotton, ITF general-secretary, said that the industry and the IMO have done everything that could be done, “but it is all down to governments now”. Poor helpless IMO! How come, that all insane “Climate Change” –related restrictions and regulations were implemented and enforced in no time, with no objections or delays on the part of “all governments”? IMO does have power, after all, to do what it plans to do? Yes it does, but it applies its’ power in a very selective way.
So seamen all throughout the world should be very, very careful now. There’s no doubt, that ITF and the rest of the mob, will do everything in their power, to facilitate and even enforce the “strike”, with PSC and ITF inspectors detaining the ship on “ITF Contract violation” premise. It will be on your, seamen, account. Beware of everything they say and do, it’s all poisonous. Discuss the situation amid yourselves, talk to owners, to managers, to other companies crews, but don’t fall for ITF call, or else you may find yourself on board of abandoned ship, without any money, running out of supplies and any hope of returning home anytime soon. It’s not all, though. You may face even more serious problems, including criminal charges by local authorities, if ship’s safety will be compromised by your refusal to perform your duty.
And don’t forget, that restrictions and lockdowns are on the decline, nation after nation after nation are lifting them. Pray that the governments won’t follow IMO 12-step plan in allowing crew changes. Pray you’d be treated like any other foreign visitor.
Voytenko Mikhail
June 16, 2020



My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.