[Updated] Breach of Seafarers Human Rights while under criminal investigation in Angola

Human Rights at Sea Investigative Report & Case Study Breach of Seafarers Human Rights while under criminal investigation in Angola MV Sutton Tide Crew IMO 9389461 – Soyo Angola Crew Evidence and Impact Statements Initial Report: 15 June 2017 “I don’t want to kill my self but if I stay here in prison then my death will be very slowly and painful. My family is … Continue reading [Updated] Breach of Seafarers Human Rights while under criminal investigation in Angola

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

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