Update on Shipbreaking in South Asia from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform

Press Release 1st of May 2018 Brussels. There were a total of 206 ships broken in the first quarter of 2018. Of these, 152 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking.  So far this year, 10 workers have lost their lives and 2 workers have been severely injured when breaking ships in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Another two workers were … Continue reading Update on Shipbreaking in South Asia from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform

The Court of Cassation in Rome decides against the release of the search and rescue vessel IUVENTA of Jugend Rettet E.V.

Press Release  27 APRIL 2018 London. Human Rights at Sea is closely watching the ongoing situation in the central Mediterranean route, and is deeply concerned with the restrictive asylum policies of the European Union and the general securitisation and criminalisation of search and rescue at sea. What we are witnessing is push backs operations of asylum seekers and other migrants to Libya, and the seizure of … Continue reading The Court of Cassation in Rome decides against the release of the search and rescue vessel IUVENTA of Jugend Rettet E.V.

HRAS deeply concerned with the latest developments in the central Mediterranean and the seizure of Proactive Open Arms vessel

Press Release  21st of March 2018 London. Human Rights at Sea is closely watching the ongoing situation in the central Mediterranean route following the seizure of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms vessel and crew by the Italian authorities in Sicilia during a search and rescue operation. During the operation, the NGO vessel refused to hand the migrants to the Libyan coastguard authorities fearing their further detention … Continue reading HRAS deeply concerned with the latest developments in the central Mediterranean and the seizure of Proactive Open Arms vessel

NGO Shipbreaking Platform Publishes List of Ships Dismantled Worldwide Revealing Human Rights Abuses and Environmental Damage

PRESS RELEASE 20 January 2018 Brussels, 20 January 2018. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today its List of Ships dismantled worldwide in 2017 in tidal beaches of South East Asia revealing the shipping industry’s irresponsible shipbreaking practices and a series of human rights and labour abuses, including loss of life, at shipbreaking yards. 543 ocean-going commercial vessels were broken down by hand in yards in … Continue reading NGO Shipbreaking Platform Publishes List of Ships Dismantled Worldwide Revealing Human Rights Abuses and Environmental Damage

Maritime Business and Human Rights, CSR and supply chain activities

  How can all stakeholders in the maritime supply chain ensure that the issues surrounding human rights at sea are properly and clearly addressed within their day-to-day business activities? Many companies in the maritime sector are very aware that good business practice requires a proactive approach to the subject of corporate social responsibility (CSR), but many still have questions to ask about how they can … Continue reading Maritime Business and Human Rights, CSR and supply chain activities

New ‘Volunteer Maritime Rescuers: Awareness of Criminalisation’ Publication

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Volunteer Maritime Rescuers: Awareness of Criminalisation UK. 19 April 2016. Human Rights at Sea publishes new international guidance. The independent maritime human rights charity, Human Rights at Sea, today publishes new independent guidance for volunteer maritime rescuers for their awareness of the potential risks of criminalisation when planning for and facilitating rescues at sea. The free guidance is as equally applicable to … Continue reading New ‘Volunteer Maritime Rescuers: Awareness of Criminalisation’ Publication