London. UK. The geo-political case of the hijacking in July 2020 of the GULF SKY from UAE waters to Iran with 28 Indian crew has been further investigated by the BBC in a long-read article now available on-line.
London. UK. With express permission, it is with great sadness that we report the tragic and premature death of a young seafarer onboard the MT SEA PRINCESS (IMO 8607634), an asphalt bitumen tanker owned by Global tanker Pvt Ltd India and operated by Prime Tankers (UAE), which occurred on the afternoon of 28 January 2021 off the UAE coast. The vessel was en-route with 13 Indian crew from Sharjah to Alang, India, where it is due to be scrapped. The dependents have been informed.
Joint Press Release Update to MT Gulf Sky Crew Case 21 October 2020 “Sir, it is very painful experience for me which [has been] never seen before in my life.” ‘The consequences of not being able to return to sea to work and earn a wage are profound on both the crew, and their...
London, UK. The Indian Ministry of Shipping is working with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India to improve human rights outcomes for Indian seafarers around the world.
London. UK. Today, the UK charitable human rights NGO, Human Rights at Sea, issues a series of five educational films in Hindi with accompanying teaching infographics explaining in factual terms human rights provisions and protections in the maritime environment for Indian audiences.
'After the pilgrims and students then we will come to the fishermen'. London. UK. Human Rights at Sea has been requested to raise the plight of up to an assessed 1000 Indian fishermen stranded in and around Kish Island, Iran, without work and pay since 24 February, and who are now running very short on staple foods which it is reported will only last for several more days.
"I have decided that I will use all the knowledge and wisdom that my profession has given me to help people around me now, while my fellow Seafarer friends work non-stop at sea ensuring the supply chain for survival of mankind keeps running uninterrupted." London. UK. / New Delhi India. Following the recent Human Rights at Sea article covering the topic of a Master's social exclusion on return home in India following sign-off, and the emerging COVID-19 pandemic concerns, the charity is pleased to positively report how the Master has approached the issue with his family and neighbours by using available facts, education and empathetic support to address their legitimate concerns.
"Little did I know that the excitement of going home finally after 6.5 months would turn into a nightmare after I landed." London. UK. Over the last 72 hours, Human Rights at Sea has been deluged with Indian seafarers getting in contact with the charitable NGO outlining the challenges they are facing during the current COVID-19 crisis. This now includes emerging issues relating to unexpected social exclusion when some seafarers return home.
London. UK. Human Rights at Sea today publishes a redacted example of testimony and background facts from a recent case highlighted in detail to the charity and other leading welfare entities concerning bullying and harassment towards an experienced Indian Chief Engineer by a Turkish Master on Marshall Islands flagged vessel.
New Delhi, India. This week during a series of regional State-level outreach engagements, Human Rights at Sea was invited by the Indian National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to engage in discussions on the future of human rights protections within the Indian Sub-Continent across the Indian regional maritime and business-related space.
Reflecting ongoing human rights research work throughout the maritime environment and associated supply chains today Human Rights at Sea publishes their baseline field report for the Koli fishing community who live and work at sea in Mumbai, India. Undertaken in the field during the monsoon period the charity's local researchers spent time with the fishermen, their Co-opertative Societies, local community representatives and government officials to understand the levels of awareness, advocacy and understanding of individual's human rights as they apply within the community.
This evening Human Rights at Sea was contacted in desperation by a seafarer and Indian national 34-year-old Vikas Mishra from Jaunpur who had previously suffered 35 months and 13 days onboard the UAE flagged MV Tamim Aldar owned by Eliteway Marine Services Ltd without pay and seeing his family in what has been a widely and internationally reported matter.
Press Release 22 July 2019 London. UK. Following the detention by Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces of the UK-flagged Stena Impero on Friday 19 July and the latest reported actions which have seen the 23 person crew taken off the ship for “questioning”, Human Rights at Sea renews its call for widely-accepted UN guidance outlining the basic...
Press Release 15th July 2019 London, UK. The Indian Government and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) are driving forward with the newly created ‘human rights at sea’ agenda in quick time following the first national seminar on the topic held in Mumbai on 28 February 2019, and last week’s historic NHRC meeting in New Dehli...
Press Release 9th July 2019 London. UK. One of the three remaining seafarers onboard the UAE flagged MV Tamim Aldar, owned by Dubai-based Eliteway Marine Services Ltd, has provided Human Rights at Sea with an exclusive updated personal testimony to the continuing issue of their abandonment by Eliteway now seven nautical miles inside of UAE...