The HRAS Interview with Abby McGill: Empowering Migrant Workers in Thailand

HRAS Interview: Empowering Migrant Workers in Thailand It is promising that the Thai government and big industry players like Costco are getting involved in the fight against human rights abuses in the Thai fishing industry, but there is more work to be done. For Abby McGill, that work focus is on empowering Thailand’s migrant workers. McGill is responsible for coordinating campaigns around labor exploitation in … Continue reading The HRAS Interview with Abby McGill: Empowering Migrant Workers in Thailand

The Human Impact of Crew Abandonment MV Liberty Prrudencia

The Human Impact Human Rights at Sea today publishes an independent case study and investigative report into the case of the Indian crew of the MV Liberty Prrudencia, who had been left onboard the vessel in China without wages since November 2016 suffering personal hardships and distressing effects for their families back home in India. The crew have been forced to agree to sign-off, but with … Continue reading The Human Impact of Crew Abandonment MV Liberty Prrudencia

Dr Sofia Galani joins Non-Executive Board

PRESS RELEASE Immediate: 3 March 2017 Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce that Dr. Sofia Galani has joined the charity’s Non-Executive Board of Advisors where she will be providing her expertise for the charity’s educational and research work reflecting the organisation’s charitable objectives. Sofia commented: ” It is a privilege to join the Human Rights at Sea Non-Executive Board of Advisors. My research on piracy and … Continue reading Dr Sofia Galani joins Non-Executive Board

New NGO guidance for co-ordination of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean

  PRESS RELEASE Immediate – 2 March 2017 New NGO guidance for co-ordination of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean published Today, Human Rights at Sea publishes the first voluntary NGO minimum standard guidance working towards increased levels of joint co-ordination and co-operation for the on-going humanitarian relief effort in the Mediterranean region and in close co-ordination with established Rescue Coordination Centres, other State and … Continue reading New NGO guidance for co-ordination of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean

MV Liberty Prrudencia crew abandoned Zhoushan, China

Abandonment: MV Liberty Prrudencia crew abandoned Zhoushan, China “We are asking for our hard earned wages but they are not considering our wages payment and not following MLC conventions” In yet another case of alleged abandonment, the 19 Indian crew of the Hong Kong flagged MV Liberty Prrudencia (IMO 9250141) continue to remain isolated in Zhoushan in China after the owner allegedly became bankrupt. The crew have reached out … Continue reading MV Liberty Prrudencia crew abandoned Zhoushan, China

SeafoodSource Q&A with Ged Nash: Irish fishermen’s rights advocate

Q&A with Ged Nash: Irish fishermen’s rights advocate Reproduced with permission. By Gao Fu Mao, Contributing Editor reporting from Beijing, China First published in SeafoodSource on Friday, February 17, 2017 More than a year after a Guardian undercover exposé of exploitation of undocumented non-European Union migrant workers on Irish fishing trawlers, one of the key figures in the Irish government’s response to the scandal is calling … Continue reading SeafoodSource Q&A with Ged Nash: Irish fishermen’s rights advocate

Two new themes launched for UK Seafarers Awareness Week (24-30 June 2017)

‘Maritime Jobs at Sea and Ashore’ and ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity’ Two new themes launched for Seafarers Awareness Week (24-30 June 2017) Announcing the themes ‘Maritime Jobs at Sea and Ashore’ and ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity’, Seafarers UK has launched this year’s Seafarers Awareness Week campaign, with the focus on promoting maritime career opportunities, both at sea and ashore, including in the UK’s thriving port … Continue reading Two new themes launched for UK Seafarers Awareness Week (24-30 June 2017)