First video blog from HRAS intern at sea offshore Libya

  Melanie Glodkiewicz, a Human Rights at Sea intern, is currently seconded to the German NGO Sea-Watch and their vessel Sea-Watch 2 operating off the Libyan coast. In this first video report, Melanie describes her experiences on her first mission from the deck of Sea-Watch 2 as it sails back to Malta to replenish stores. This...

Updated Sea-Watch Rescue blog – HRAS Intern Melanie Glodkiewicz

  Human Rights at Sea first Erasmus Intern, Melanie Glodkiewicz, is currently offshore Libya undertaking her internship secondment to the German NGO, Sea-Watch. Melanie will be regularly posting her experiences and commentary of her experiences – www.hras-seawatch.org  My secondment to Sea-Watch has now started. I have joined the new crew for the next SAR operation...

Made in Taiwan: Government Failure and Illegal, Abusive and Criminal Fisheries

Greenpeace has released a new report. Made in Taiwan: Government Failure and Illegal, Abusive and Criminal Fisheries exposes human rights abuses, IUU fishing and endemic problems in Taiwan’s distant water fisheries, and outlines some of the failings we’ve observed with Taiwan’s Government and Fisheries Agency. The report is based on field investigations conducted in 2014...

The Human Rights responsibilities of commercial vessels when rescuing migrants at sea

Human Rights at Sea recommends: NIKOLAS FEITH TAN While shipmasters have always played a role in search and rescue at sea, the current crisis in the Mediterranean has placed great pressure on the shipping industry. Since the sharp increase in migrants crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa into Europe, which began in 2014, the...

Updated SeaWatch Migrant Rescue Blog – operations in the Mediterranean

The SeaWatch Migrant Rescue Blog has been updated with the latest operations from the island of Levsos, Greece. Launching the latest missions, successful rescues are underway. On November 16th the first operation of Sea-Watch in the Aegean Sea took place, with a successful outcome. The German organisation have been actively involved in two rescues,...

‘The HRAS Interview’ – a new HRAS platform feature

Human Rights at Sea presents a new platform feature: ‘The HRAS Interview’. This supporting site will provide the reader with an insight into the lives, actions and successes of individuals whose stories will inspire, challenge perceptions and who have positively contributed to the maritime environment in respect of the lives of seafarers, fishermen and...

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