ITF Online Piracy Poll

To all seafarers affiliates

ITF E-Circular No. 008/E.7/S.3/2012

Our Ref: S/JPW/nm

17 January 2012

Dear Friends

Online piracy poll

The November 2011 Seafarers' Section Committee agreed that the ITF should conduct a poll amongst seafarers to assess their attitudes to piracy and a small working group was set up to finalise the survey text.  The poll will be undertaken using web based software and will be open until 31 March 2012.

In order to facilitate seafarers with completing the poll it has already been translated into a number of key languages by the concerned ITF affiliated seafarers' unions, this should mean that it will be easier for seafarers from the most heavily impacted countries to participate. The websites can be accessed at:

English -

Bahasa (Indonesia) -

Korean -

Russian -

It may be possible to translate the survey into additional languages if it means that response levels will be significantly affected.

Please ensure that your members are aware of this initiative and strongly urge them to participate in the survey.

Yours fraternally

Jon Whitlow, Secretary, Seafarers' Section

Nicola McRae
Seafarers, Fisheries & Inland Navigation

International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)
ITF House, 49-60 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DR
Tel: +44 (0)20 7940 9293
Fax: +44 (0)20 7940 9275