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

Hard-hitting film: Human rights abuses in Libyan detention centres

Hard-hitting film for migrants in Libyan detention centres https://vimeo.com/167751473 – based on testimonies. Supported by Human Rights at Sea in its development.   Help us continue our valuable international work exposing abuses at sea. Thank you.       Continue reading Hard-hitting film: Human rights abuses in Libyan detention centres

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

Escaping the Tiger, Then Meeting the Crocodile: Interview with Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch

HRAS Interview: Escaping the Tiger, Then Meeting the Crocodile Thousands of migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos cross the border into Thailand each year. They trade poverty at home for the possibility of relative prosperity abroad. A Thai proverb – escaping from the tiger, then meeting the crocodile – describes the fate of many. Human Rights at Sea spoke to Phil Robertson, on the … Continue reading Escaping the Tiger, Then Meeting the Crocodile: Interview with Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch

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

Thai fishing fleet moving to Indian ocean to avoid regulation

GREENPEACE PRESS RELEASE Thai fishing fleet moving to Indian ocean to avoid regulation, finds Greenpeace investigation Bangkok, 15 December 2016 – A 12-month investigation by Greenpeace Southeast Asia has found that Thailand’s overseas fishing fleets are intentionally shifting to remote waters in order to avoid fishing regulations. The investigation started seven months after the Associated Press released its expose on shocking human rights abuses on … Continue reading Thai fishing fleet moving to Indian ocean to avoid regulation

MV Seaman Guard Ohio guards & crew in Chennai prison for Christmas

The three year case of the imprisoned crew and security guards of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio in an Indian prison continues. This Christmas, please support them with a card. This year and once again, the crew, including six former HM Armed Forces veterans and maritime security guards innocently caught up in this incident, remain in jail awaiting to hear the outcome of their legal appeal while maintaining … Continue reading MV Seaman Guard Ohio guards & crew in Chennai prison for Christmas