Case study: Human Impact of Denial of Crew Wages to Seafarers

Human Rights at Sea Investigative Report & Case Study The Human Impact of Denial of Crew Wages to Seafarers MV Sharjah Moon IMO 7516503 Hamriyah Port, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates “They didn’t care about the crew some crew trying to suicide themselves, (sic) but we rescued them.” Human Rights at Sea supported by the NGO Justice Upheld has today published a detailed investigative report and … Continue reading Case study: Human Impact of Denial of Crew Wages to Seafarers

HRAS Interview No.27: Jason Lam ITF Hong Kong

Beyond the Reach of Labor Laws China ratified the Maritime Labor Convention last year; Hong Kong is yet to do so. Jason Lam, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Inspector in Hong Kong, talks about the union’s role in wage negotiations, how the MLC is raising conditions for many seafarers and why others are beyond its reach.   What role does the Hong Kong ITF play … Continue reading HRAS Interview No.27: Jason Lam ITF Hong Kong

Indian seafarers unlawfully detained in Kuwait

Human Rights at Sea has been informed via the NGO Justice Upheld of the case of four Indian seafarers under house arrest in Kuwait and unlawfully detained since 13 May 2013. The case also raises the issue of the subjugation of seafarers under the Kafala System.  Human Rights at Sea is now supporting the case. The case has been reported by the NGO on its own … Continue reading Indian seafarers unlawfully detained in Kuwait

MV Liberty Prrudencia: a gross failure in protecting seafarers’ rights

Original Lloyds List & The Maritime Executive OP-ED I have great respect for the mental and physical tenacity of the remaining 13 Indian crew of the Liberty Prrudencia. At the time of writing, they remain effectively abandoned by the owners in Zhoushan, China, having been paid just one month’s wages in six months, but to date have steadfastly refused to bow down to pressure exerted to … Continue reading MV Liberty Prrudencia: a gross failure in protecting seafarers’ rights

HRAS publishes desperate letter for help from abandoned crew of MV Liberty Prrudencia

PRESS RELEASE Immediate:  8 April 2017 Human Rights at Sea today publishes a copy of a desperate letter for help from the remaining Indian seafarers of the Hong Kong flagged MV Liberty Prrudencia abandoned in China by the owner Paramount Liberty Shipping (HK) Ltd, which has been sent to the charity as well as a number of other welfare organisations, including the ITF. The charity calls for … Continue reading HRAS publishes desperate letter for help from abandoned crew of MV Liberty Prrudencia

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

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