UK P&I Club: Search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean

24 July 2017 UK P&I Club: Search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Amanda Hastings, Claims Executive at UK P&I Club, comments on the effect of Operation Triton on search and rescue operations: “Summer is once again upon us and the media coverage surrounding the refugee and migrant crisis in the Mediterranean continues, as do the criticisms of Operation Triton. So has anything really changed … Continue reading UK P&I Club: Search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean

Putting human rights on the agenda

The shipping industry must seriously take note of business and human rights First published: OP-ED Lloyds List 6 June 2017 LAST WEEK, at the heart of the Nor-Shipping conference centre in Oslo attended by in-excess of 10,000 people per day, it was right and proper that the issue of fundamental human rights was put on the official agenda as a panel discussion discussing modern slavery. … Continue reading Putting human rights on the agenda

New Migrant rescue NGO ProActiva Open Arms joins Human Rights at Sea

  Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce that the NGO ProActiva Open Arms has joined with the charity as a Supporting Entity enabling overt and mutual support to respective work areas. Proactiva Open Arms, an NGO based in Barcelona (Spain), was founded in September 2015 in order to carry out safety and rescue tasks for migrants crossing the Aegean from Turkey to Lesvos. … Continue reading New Migrant rescue NGO ProActiva Open Arms joins Human Rights at Sea

FINNWATCH: Serious gaps in social responsibility auditing schemes

FINNWATCH PRESS RELEASE  – Public Serious gaps in social responsibility auditing schemes Finnwatch has today published a report comparing 16 social responsibility certification and auditing schemes used by companies that operate in Finland. Finnwatch criticised the schemes for ignoring workers’ views and for poor quality audits, shortcomings in transparency and the quality of criteria. The scheme that came out on top in Finnwatch’s comparison is Fairtrade. … Continue reading FINNWATCH: Serious gaps in social responsibility auditing schemes

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

NGO Criticizes Maersk’s Ship Recycling Plan

By MarEx 2016-02-12 13:35:25 Featured Image photocredit: Shipbreaking at Alang (courtesy IMO) Ship recycling advocacy organization NGO Shipbreaking Platform issued a statement Friday strongly criticizing Maersk Group’s plan to send its vessels to Alang, India’s beaching shipbreakers, and to work with Alang’s yards to improve conditions. “Today, the majority of ships are dismantled and recycled at facilities on beaches. Here, the standards and practices often do not adequately … Continue reading NGO Criticizes Maersk’s Ship Recycling Plan

IMRF organises donation of lifejackets to Bangladesh Fishermen

One thousand lifejackets have been donated to Bangladesh fisherman following an initiative launched by the Asia Pacific arm of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF). Along with member organisation Shanghai Sun Glory Marine Co. Ltd, the IMRF Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (APRC) delivered the lifejackets to the Bangladesh Navy who transported them on two warships – Prottoy and Shandhinota – docked in the city of Qidong, … Continue reading IMRF organises donation of lifejackets to Bangladesh Fishermen