NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #5

Brussels, 10 April 2015. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the fifth South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Providing an overview of vessels broken on the beaches of South Asia, accidents, recent on-the-ground, legislative and political developments including our activities in...

European and global operators of merchant ships and seafarers’ unions to urge EU Member States to take immediate collective action to address the growing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea

Photo Credit: TORM AS Brussels and London Wednesday 8 April 2015. Press release by the European Community Shipowners’ Association. THOUSANDS OF LIVES WILL BE LOST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN UNLESS EU GOVERNMENTS TAKE URGENT ACTION, SAY SHIPOWNER GROUPS AND SEAFARER UNIONS European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers’ unions to urge...

EU SHIPSAN March Newsletter features Human Rights at Sea interview with Dr. Anna Petrig

Dr. Anna Petrig, HRAS Advisor and leading maritime academic is interviewed by ShipSan – the European maritime platform for ship medical safety “Human Rights at Sea” (HRAS) is an independent Maritime Human Rights Resource for the International Community. So it is posted on its website www.humanrightsatsea.org. Dr. iur. Anna Petrig, who holds an LL.M....

Human Rights at Sea adds maritime Rules for the Use of Force to its International Project programme

Human Rights at Sea adds maritime Rules for the Use of Force to its International Project programme LONDON. 7 April 2015. HRAS Founder, David Hammond, has included previous work that developed the first international model set of maritime Rules for the Use of Force (RUF) for the international community in the HRAS International Project programme....

Associated Foreign Exchange (AFEX) New Maritime Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy – a global payment business first.

New Maritime Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy Human Rights at Sea Press Release LONDON. 22 March 2015. Human Rights at Sea and AFEX are pleased to announce the first AFEX Maritime Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) company policy which has been jointly developed by the two organisations. David Hammond, HRAS Founder said: “The introduction by AFEX of...

Indian Authorities acting unlawfully with continued detention of MV Seaman Guard Ohio crew: maritime charities appeal for action

           PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Indian Authorities acting unlawfully with continued detention of MV Seaman Guard Ohio crew: maritime charities appeal for action   Accredited to The Hindu. London. 10 March 2015.  Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) and The Mission to Seafarers (MtS) have today issued a global plea...

Thai maritime human trafficking case studies released

Thailand Trafficking Case Studies Translations provided by the Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN)   Case: 0827201400875 After being rescued, staff from Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN) has contacted this fisherman’s father. Soon after hearing his father’s voice, he has let out his joy through tear. His employer has broke his contract which stated that he...

The Falklands: Two fishing crew missing after ‘jumping’ ship off-shore Falkland Islands

NINE CREWMEN OVERBOARD IN TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) committed to ensuring safety of fishermen in its waters   Press Release: At 12:14 (GMT-3), Tuesday 17th February, 2015, the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP) received notification via the FIG Fisheries Operations that seven Vietnamese crewmen were missing from the Taiwanese jigger,...

The Falklands: Two fishing crew missing after 'jumping' ship off-shore Falkland Islands

NINE CREWMEN OVERBOARD IN TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) committed to ensuring safety of fishermen in its waters   Press Release: At 12:14 (GMT-3), Tuesday 17th February, 2015, the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP) received notification via the FIG Fisheries Operations that seven Vietnamese crewmen were missing from the Taiwanese jigger,...

The Increasing Scope of the Obligation to Investigate Human Rights abuses at Sea

            ARTICLE Increasing Scope of the Obligation to Investigate Human Rights abuses at Sea February 2015 Stephenson Harwood LLP and Human Rights at Sea have collaborated to produce a briefing note and article on what appears to be the increasing scope of the obligation to investigate crimes and which should...

New video by VICE shows child labour and low environmental standards in Bangladeshi ship breaking yards

New video by VICE shows child labour and low environmental standards in Bangladeshi ship breaking yards Brussels, 9 February 2015 – A video published by the American magazine VICE, “Where giant cargo ships go to die”, available on its website, shows that both the working conditions and the measures to protect the environment in the...

HRAS partner ‘NGO Shipbreaking Platform’ cements Japanese ship breaking partnership with Ikki-Ikki Asia

Platform News Platform welcomes new Japanese partner organisation Brussels, 29 January 2015 – In November last year Platform founder and policy advisor Ingvild Jenssen visited Yamaguchi Prefecture based community network Ikki-Ikki Asia Japan. The volunteer-based network, first established 25 years ago, works on a multitude of community-building, environmental and solidarity projects. For more than...

Seafarers Awareness Week 20-28 June 2015 – ‘Opportunities to Work at Sea’

Seafarers Awareness Week 20-28 June 2015 – ‘Opportunities to Work at Sea’ ‘Opportunities to Work at Sea’ will be the theme for this year’s Seafarers Awareness Week (20-28 June 2015), aiming to not only raise awareness of Britain’s dependence on seafarers but also to highlight the many career possibilities the maritime world offers young...

Thai Government makes right decision about prison labour program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joint NGO Press Statement January 22, 2015 Thai Government makes right decision about prison labour program   (Washington, D.C.) — The Government of Thailand announced last week that it will scrap a proposed project to recruit prisoners to work on Thai fishing boats. The announcement came after 45 labor and human...

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