Australia’s network of Port Welfare Committees gains momentum with new establishment in Port of Albany

Press Release 18 November 2021 London. UK. / Port of Albany, Western Australia. A growing network of Port Welfare Committees around the Australian coastline has been strengthened by the recent establishment of a new committee in the Port of Albany, Western Australia. Raising the total number of operational committees in Australia to thirteen, the latest addition...

Confronting the sexual abuse narrative pervading an indifferent shipping industry

London. UK. The Lloyds List article 'Maersk suspends crew after rape allegation involving cadet' has rightly challenged the current narrative and stigmas around reporting sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and intimidation of young seafarers set against a background of apparent industry indifference reflecting a collective malaise on the topic.

Expansion of Port Welfare Committees in Australia driven by the changing dynamics of seafarer care

London. UK. / Bunbury Port. Western Australia.  A vision to reinvigorate Australia’s network of Port Welfare Committees is stimulating discussion surrounding the evolving needs of seafarers, and how maritime welfare organisations can maximise their support.

New Case Study Addressing the Future of Seafaring in Kiribati

London. UK. / Brisbane, Australia.  A globally dispersed community of seafarers from Kiribati are at the epicentre of an arduous struggle for repatriation following their displacement during the crew change crisis. Human Rights at Sea has today published a case review addressing their future in the global shipping industry following peer review.

HRAS Pursues Australian Legislative Change for Long-Term Maritime Levy Seafarer Support

LONDON. UK. In the past months, Human Rights at Sea along with in-country partners, has been discreetly pursuing its Maritime Levy Campaign in Australia. This is focused on following-up on recent State-level success in New Zealand updating national legislation for all seafarer welfare centers to be sustainably funded through a dedicated maritime levy contribution.

Abandoned ALI BEY Crew Provide Bleak Video Testimony of their Circumstances in Romania

London. UK. / Constanza, Romania. The stranded Panamanian flagged MV ALI BEY (IMO 9070515) crew who have been abandoned and detained alongside Constanza port in Romania since 30 November 2020 without wage payment and suffering challenging conditions onboard have provided Human Rights at Sea with updated video testimony as to their position which amounts to a bleak outlook.

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