Seafarer Abandonment continues with owner impunity strengthened

Human Rights at Sea Comment SEAFARER ABANDONMENT CONTINUES WITH ONGOING OWNER IMPUNITY 20 October 2017 Human Rights at Sea today calls for renewed and reinvigorated international efforts to deliver faster solutions, effective remedies and repatriation for all stranded and abandoned seafarers in the global shipping industry, and a greater focus on naming and shaming owners who otherwise revel in their impunity from being held accountable. … Continue reading Seafarer Abandonment continues with owner impunity strengthened

New Chennai 6 Family Impact Statement published on 4th anniversary

PRESS RELEASE 12 October 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA PUBLISHES NEW FAMILY IMPACT STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILIES OF THE CHENNAI 6  It is exactly four years to the day since 35 men (including the Chennai 6 – all ex UK servicemen) being the crew and maritime security operators on board the patrol vessel the MV Seaman Guard Ohio, were detained in India (12 October 2013). The men, whose job … Continue reading New Chennai 6 Family Impact Statement published on 4th anniversary

MV Liberty Prrudencia crew finally repatriated

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 22 July 2017 LIBERTY PRRUDENCIA CREW FINALLY REPATRIATED “THANKING YOU ALOT , PLEASE KEEP HELPING SEAFARER THE SAME  IN FUTURE , YOUR PRESENCE GIVES US HOPE OF SAFETY AND SECURITY.” Human Rights at Sea is delighted to be able to pass on the confirmed news that all 16 of the former crew of the MV Liberty Prrudencia are being repatriated home tomorrow … Continue reading MV Liberty Prrudencia crew finally repatriated

New case of seafarer abuse exposed on UAE flagged vessel

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 13 July 2017 Human Rights at Sea today publishes a further detailed case study and investigatory report into the abuse of seafarers provided by first-hand crew testimony onboard a UAE flagged vessel moored offshore the UAE coast owned by Alco Shipping Services. Notable concerns raised are crew allegations of ship owner threats towards them for publicly exposing their plight, and their continued … Continue reading New case of seafarer abuse exposed on UAE flagged vessel

New case of seafarer abuse exposed

PRESS RELEASE Immediate “We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water…. If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” Human Rights at Sea today publishes yet another detailed case study and investigatory report into the abuse of seafarers provided by first hand testimony, on … Continue reading New case of seafarer abuse exposed

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