The Big Welfare Debate – London International Shipping Week 2015: A Human Rights at Sea Review

­­ The Big Welfare Debate London International Shipping Week 2015: A Human Rights at Sea Review Maritime Welfare Sector Proposals Following The Big Welfare Debate at LISW 2015 Human Rights at Sea proposes three improvements for the maritime welfare sector. First. The establishment of a new funding mechanism directly supported by the maritime industry as...

Migrant SAR Training Goes Beyond SOLAS

Article first published by MAREX, 17 July 2015. Reproduced with express permission. An estimated 219,000 migrants crossing the Mediterranean in 2014 and 90,000 have crossing so far this year. A recent P&I club circular noted that a master that doesn’t do their duty under SOLAS Chapter V Regulation 33 can face up to two...

Human Rights at Sea launches new “Unlocking the issue” international campaign

PRESS RELEASE Human Rights at Sea launches long-term “Unlocking the issue” campaign. LONDON. 20 April 2015.  . “There is no requirement for human rights at sea….what happens at sea is the business of the ship owner and the flag Sate….it has not been an issue before, so why now?” Senior Shipping...

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...

Human Rights at Sea End of Year Message

Human Rights at Sea End of Year Message   Since its launch on 3 April 2014, the Human Rights at Sea initiative has developed well beyond the expectations of the HRAS founding team and all those involved in establishing what is a new, independent and internationally focused human rights platform that explicitly addresses issues...

Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme – Introductory video & briefing

Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce the release of a short introductory video produced to explain the background behind the forthcoming ‘Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme’ as the flagship HRAS programme for missing seafarers and fishermen globally.   Outline Briefing Introduction The ‘Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme’ is the flagship programme brought to...

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