HRAS supports inaugural Lloyds List Tom Leander Internship Fellow

Human Rights at Sea is delighted to have been asked by Lloyds List to support the selection of the inaugural Tom Leander fellow, Miss Kuganiga Kuganeswaran and to be able to offer her experience in the maritime human rights charitable sector during her three month internship. The internship is sponsored by the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. HRAS trustee, Captain Jessica Tyson, attended the selection day … Continue reading HRAS supports inaugural Lloyds List Tom Leander Internship Fellow

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

European Parliament: Human Rights at Sea outlines voluntary SAR NGO Code of Conduct

PRESS RELEASE 31 March 2017 Human Rights at Sea outlines the first voluntary Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue NGOs in the European Parliament On Wednesday 29 March, CEO David Hammond spoke in the European Parliament to outline the new voluntary ‘Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue Operations undertaken by civil society Non-Governmental Organisations in the Mediterranean Sea’ and to urge European institutions … Continue reading European Parliament: Human Rights at Sea outlines voluntary SAR NGO Code of Conduct

New NGO guidance for co-ordination of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean

  PRESS RELEASE Immediate – 2 March 2017 New NGO guidance for co-ordination of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean published Today, Human Rights at Sea publishes the first voluntary NGO minimum standard guidance working towards increased levels of joint co-ordination and co-operation for the on-going humanitarian relief effort in the Mediterranean region and in close co-ordination with established Rescue Coordination Centres, other State and … Continue reading New NGO guidance for co-ordination of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean

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

Chinese Seafarers: An Invisible Group

The HRAS Interview with Dr Pengfei Zhang – Chinese Seafarers: An Invisible Group The latest interview from the ‘HRAS Interview’ platform comes from Dr Pengfei Zhang where he discusses in detail the challenges of Chinese seafarers and the effects of international legislation which protects seafarers rights. In recent years, China has emerged as a world leader in shipbuilding, shipowning and seafarer-supply. Why is it then … Continue reading Chinese Seafarers: An Invisible Group

Human Rights at Sea launches new Legal Research Programme

PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE Human Rights at Sea today launches its innovative Legal Research Programme as part of its expanding charitable work published through its online maritime human rights platform. Established earlier this month, the Legal Research programme provides a free public platform for seafarers, fishers and students from around the world to showcase their academic work in tackling maritime human rights issues that are important to the … Continue reading Human Rights at Sea launches new Legal Research Programme