Concerning allegations over maritime recruitment practices and human rights abuses in India

HRAS Press Release Sunday 1 July 2018 LONDON.UK.Human Rights at Sea is concerned over allegations that came into light from seafarers on maritime recruitment practices in India that amount to modern slavery. Young seafarers are taking out loans to pay for courses, which promise lucrative jobs and earnings without those courses to have any...

NGO Shipbreaking Platform Publishes List of Ships Dismantled Worldwide Revealing Human Rights Abuses

  PRESS RELEASE 20 January 2018 Brussels, 20 January 2018. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today its list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2017 in tidal beaches of South East Asia revealing the shipping industry’s irresponsible shipbreaking practices and a series of human rights and labour abuses, including loss of life, at shipbreaking yards....

New Chennai 6 Family Impact Statement published on 4th anniversary

PRESS RELEASE 12 October 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA PUBLISHES NEW FAMILY IMPACT STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILIES OF THE CHENNAI 6  It is exactly four years to the day since 35 men (including the Chennai 6 – all ex UK servicemen) being the crew and maritime security operators on board the patrol vessel the MV Seaman Guard...

New case of seafarer abuse exposed

PRESS RELEASE Immediate “We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water…. If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” Human Rights at Sea today publishes yet another detailed case study and investigatory report...

HRAS publishes desperate letter for help from abandoned crew of MV Liberty Prrudencia

PRESS RELEASE Immediate:  8 April 2017 Human Rights at Sea today publishes a copy of a desperate letter for help from the remaining Indian seafarers of the Hong Kong flagged MV Liberty Prrudencia abandoned in China by the owner Paramount Liberty Shipping (HK) Ltd, which has been sent to the charity as well as a number...

Abandonment: MV Liberty Prrudencia crew abandoned Zhoushan, China

  “We are asking for our hard earned wages but they are not considering our wages payment and not following MLC conventions” In yet another case of alleged abandonment, the 19 Indian crew of the Hong Kong flagged MV Liberty Prrudencia (IMO 9250141) continue to remain isolated in Zhoushan in China after the owner allegedly became bankrupt. The...

Seaman Guard Ohio: “Foreign Mercenaries”

  Source: The Maritime Executive. Reproduced with permission. In an radio interview on BBC World Service news this week, a former Indian seafarer defended his country’s imprisonment of the men on board the armory vessel Seaman Guard Ohio with the defense that soldiers sail on naval ships not merchant ships. He said: “The police...

European Parliament Motion for Resolution concerning MV Seaman Guard Ohio case – HRAS Comment

The continuing case of the incarceration following sentencing in January 2016 of the crew and Private Maritime Security guards of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio gains European Parliament attention. STATEMENT. 2 March 2016. Human Rights at Sea continues to support all lawful efforts to deliver justice based on facts alongside all other international organisations in this...

Press Release: Significant blow to crew of Seaman Guard Ohio by Indian High Court

Human Rights at Sea comments on the latest developments in the ongoing matter of the detained crew of the former U.S.-owned anti-piracy vessel, the MV Seaman Guard Ohio. It is with regret that the charity reports that yesterday, the Madras High Court Bench refused to suspend the five-year sentences imposed by the Thoothukudi Principal Sessions Court...

Press Release: Human Rights at Sea comments on Indian judicial sentence of MV Seaman Guard Ohio Crew

Human Rights at Sea comments on Indian judicial sentence of MV Seaman Guard Ohio Crew David Hammond, CEO Human Rights at Sea For Immediate Release It has been reported this morning that the principal sessions court in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, India, sentenced 35 crew members of the US anti-piracy vessel MV Seaman Guard Ohio...

Press Release: Human Rights at Sea uncovers terrible physical and mental abuse of Indian Seafarers

HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA PRESS RELEASE Immediate Release “I pray to God that something like this should never happen to anybody. Because it may be nice to hear the tales of someone’s struggle, but in reality it is very difficult to bear.”    Indian Seafarer. Falkland Islands. June 2015. In the lead up to the...

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