London. UK. / Brisbane. Australia. Concerns for the future of Kiribati’s maritime workforce have escalated across the small Pacific Island nation, as the community appeals to the government to bring home more than 250 I-Kiribati seafarers stranded overseas.
Press Release 11 July 2021 “…please hear us and rescue us from this hell.” London. UK. In the last week, Human Rights at Sea has received multiple messages from seafarers requesting urgent assistance as the crew change crisis and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to bite deep in the 1.6-1.7 million strong seafarer community....
London. UK. Back in January, the ITF voiced the view that the newly introduced Neptune Declaration had reset expectations and made the shipping industry itself accountable for what amounted to forced labour for seafarers trapped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, accountability for enforcement of international conventions rests first and foremost with the State signatory, and while the Declaration has achieved a significant sign-on, its ability to influence outweighs any ability to enforce its asks.
UN launch voluntary guidelines to protect seafarers’ human rights amid COVID-19 crew change crisis
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), are hosting the 1st Global Conference for Seafarer Mental Health and Wellbeing on the 25-26th May 2021 online with remote participation worldwide.
London. UK. On invitation by the Editor Break Bulk News, Human Rights at Sea provided its input and human rights perspective on the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change. The civil society NGO has signed up to the shipping industry initiative in support of its aim to raise the profile of the concerns the global pandemic is having on the seafarers who keep global trade flowing.
London, UK. Human Rights at Sea has become a signatory along with 300 maritime industry stakeholders of the 'Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change' formally launched today during the Davos Agenda Week.