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

Changes coming for safety in the Fishing Industry

* Human Rights at Sea, alongside a number of key government and industry stakeholders including The Fishermen’s Mission, have been working in support of the UK response to the implementation of ILO 188 (2007) ‘Work in Fishing Convention’ and the proposed voluntary safety management code to be adopted by the UK fishing industry. The focus for the charity has been the explicit inclusion of welfare and … Continue reading Changes coming for safety in the Fishing Industry

MV Liberty Prrudencia crew finally repatriated

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 22 July 2017 LIBERTY PRRUDENCIA CREW FINALLY REPATRIATED “THANKING YOU ALOT , PLEASE KEEP HELPING SEAFARER THE SAME  IN FUTURE , YOUR PRESENCE GIVES US HOPE OF SAFETY AND SECURITY.” Human Rights at Sea is delighted to be able to pass on the confirmed news that all 16 of the former crew of the MV Liberty Prrudencia are being repatriated home tomorrow … Continue reading MV Liberty Prrudencia crew finally repatriated

HRAS supports NGO guidance materials against Far Right activists

Supporting SAR NGOs with Voluntary Guidance for use at Sea Human Rights at Sea has been assisting one of its Support Entities, the charitable Foundation Hope Not Hate, to produce new voluntary guidance materials for search and rescue NGOs operating in the Mediterranean under potential threat by Far Rights activists whose intention is to hinder migrant rescue missions off the Libyan coast through direct action … Continue reading HRAS supports NGO guidance materials against Far Right activists

New Trustees join Human Rights at Sea

PRESS RELEASE 20 July 2017 New Trustees join Human Rights at Sea Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to welcome two new Trustees in support of the charity’s national and international work and its development. Mr. Ian Millen and Ms. Amanda Hastings join the charity with immediate effect. Ms. Fiona Laurence, Chair of Trustees, said: “We are very pleased to welcome two new Trustees … Continue reading New Trustees join Human Rights at Sea

New case of seafarer abuse exposed on UAE flagged vessel

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 13 July 2017 Human Rights at Sea today publishes a further detailed case study and investigatory report into the abuse of seafarers provided by first-hand crew testimony onboard a UAE flagged vessel moored offshore the UAE coast owned by Alco Shipping Services. Notable concerns raised are crew allegations of ship owner threats towards them for publicly exposing their plight, and their continued … Continue reading New case of seafarer abuse exposed on UAE flagged vessel

European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 11 July 2017 26 MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea work in support of search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean With the on-going European migrant crisis, including the continued tragic loss of life in the southern Mediterranean offshore Libya, Human Rights at Sea and its supporting advisory work has been recognised and upheld by 26 MEP’s of the European Parliament in … Continue reading European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication