Press Release: Captain Jessica Tyson appointed as new Human Rights at Sea Trustee

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Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Jessica Tyson as a Trustee to the Charity.

Jessica TysonCaptain Jessica Tyson first went to sea in 1988 in the Merchant Navy progressing through the ranks and sailing as Master. She has sailed on a wide variety of vessels, including oil and gas tankers, passenger vessels, tugs, super yachts, small boats, yachts and paddle steamers over her 18 years at sea. With a change in personal circumstances she is now working as a marine consultant surveyor at C F Spencer & Co Ltd based near Bristol, as well as being an authorised Pilot for the Port of Bridgwater.

She is an active member of Nautilus International, (Maritime Professionals Union) being a member of the council and the chair for the Women’s Forum. She is also a member of WISTA and the Nautical Institute and Energy Institute. Her passion for the sea and all things marine remains undiminished.

Human Rights at Sea, CEO, David Hammond said: “Along with the other Trustees, we warmly welcome Jessica to the Charity as our newest Trustee and as a Master Mariner. We were delighted that she accepted the appointment and her well-known industry experience will serve the Charity extremely well in developing and strengthing indstry links, as well as providing practical advice over the forthcoming years.”

Captain Tyson said: “I am keen to promote the Merchant Navy and the life that is there. It is important that all facets of that life are protected by professionalism, integrity and fair play. I am happy to come on board with Human Rights at Sea and I hope provide what experience I can to them so that life at sea is well-recognised and that the rights of those serving at sea are equally recognised as being as important as those ashore.”

“We are an invisible international work force that is driven by professionalism and a love of the sea, but we are often forgotten by those whom we serve. Human Rights at Sea lends a voice to those who are not always heard. This must be a good thing for all. In working with Human Rights at Sea, as well as in conjunction with other bodies, we can make a difference for those at sea”.

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