On a number of occasions worldwide, seafarers have been denied access ashore. This has occurred for a number of reasons including, overly strict national security laws/regulations, over-zealous customs/ immigration officials, unreasonable terminal requirements and on some occasions, unscrupulous attempts to collect money from seafarers. INTERTANKO has and will continue to speak out against those who unjustly deny seafarers their right enshrined in the Maritime Labour Convention to shore leave and engage port authorities to ensure that seafarers are legally granted access ashore.
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