PRESS RELEASE – Immediate
1 October 2015
Human Rights at Sea is delighted to welcome Setel Powerline Ltd as a new maritime industry partner to assist in developing and shaping the Charity’s profile and international reach in support of its Charitable Objectives.
Winner of the Seatrade Innovation in Ship Operations award 2015, Setel PowerLine is the leading provider of industrial grade powerline solutions in the maritime industry around the world.
Following initial engagement at London International Shipping Week and subsequent meetings, Director Andy Coughlan said: “Since meeting David Hammond and being introduced to Human Rights at Sea, we have been very impressed with their achievements thus far. Their ambition to establish and improve the fundamentals that the rest of us take for granted, is an ambition we wholeheartedly support.”
David Hammond, CEO Human Rights at Sea, said: “As a charity we rely on support for our work within all sectors of society and industry. I am delighted that we have again been able to cement a new relationship with a leading maritime industry entity who understands our transparent and collective approach to the issue of raising explicit awareness of human rights issues in the maritime environment.”
During March of this year Setel Ltd, the leading reseller of voice and data services to the maritime industry, acquired FDN Marine, a company which has very successfully introduced Power Line Communications to the maritime sector and seen phenomenal uptake amongst vessel owners and operators. The fantastic synergy created in the formation of Setel PowerLine Ltd brings together over 10 year’s marine specific experience and client portfolios. Setel PowerLine are introducing their core technology on numerous fronts, combining an in-depth technical understanding, with innovative solution design, quick implementation and through life support.
Setel PowerLine’s solution reduces installation costs and negates the requirement for complicated and time consuming re-cabling by running the IP over the existing on-board electrical circuit. The PowerLine IP network improves all aspects of safety, security, communication and crew welfare, leading to a vast overall improvement in operational performance.
Human Rights at Sea
Human Rights at Sea is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1161673. The charityhas been independently developed for the benefit of the international community for matters and issues concerning human rights in the maritime environment. Its aim is to explicitly raise awareness, implementation and accountability of human rights provisions throughout the maritime environment, especially where they are currently absent, ignored or being abused.