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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

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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

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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)

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Chinese Seafarers: An Invisible Group

The HRAS Interview with Dr Pengfei Zhang – Chinese Seafarers: An Invisible Group The latest interview from the ‘HRAS Interview’ platform comes from Dr Pengfei Zhang where he discusses in detail the challenges of Chinese seafarers and the effects of international legislation which protects seafarers rights. In recent years, China has emerged as a world leader in shipbuilding, shipowning and seafarer-supply. Why is it then … Continue reading Chinese Seafarers: An Invisible Group

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Marlins and Human Rights at Sea new Diversity and Inclusion at Sea course goes live

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Marlins and Human Rights at Sea new Diversity and Inclusion at Sea course goes live Marlins, V.Group’s training business and Human Rights at Sea collaboration on a Diversity and Inclusion at Sea e-learning course is now available and being offered free of charge to individual seafarers for a limited time via Marlin’s online shop. The collaboration, which was announced in September 2016 … Continue reading Marlins and Human Rights at Sea new Diversity and Inclusion at Sea course goes live

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CEO North Atlantic Fish joins Human Rights at Sea Board of Trustees

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Mr. Matthew Cox, CEO North Atlantic Fish, joins Human Rights at Sea Board of Trustees Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to welcome Mr. Matthew Cox, CEO of North Atlantic Fish, who joins the charity’s Board of Trustees with immediate effect. Chair of Trustees, Fiona Laurence, Legal Director at Mishcon de Reya LLP, welcomed the latest trustee appointment commenting that: “I … Continue reading CEO North Atlantic Fish joins Human Rights at Sea Board of Trustees

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Human Rights at Sea launches new Legal Research Programme

PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE Human Rights at Sea today launches its innovative Legal Research Programme as part of its expanding charitable work published through its online maritime human rights platform. Established earlier this month, the Legal Research programme provides a free public platform for seafarers, fishers and students from around the world to showcase their academic work in tackling maritime human rights issues that are important to the … Continue reading Human Rights at Sea launches new Legal Research Programme