Women at Sea: Dr. Lynn Simpson – 'Captains, Caring and Consequences'

Over the following three-part series, the Human Rights at Sea Interview speaks to Dr. Lynn Simpson as a woman at sea in her previous role as a Veterinarian working on livestock carriers. The series covers many issues including the way in which Dr. Simpson was treated by Captains, other crew, abuses she suffered and the working...

Women at Sea: Dr. Lynn Simpson – ‘Captains, Caring and Consequences’

Over the following three-part series, the Human Rights at Sea Interview speaks to Dr. Lynn Simpson as a woman at sea in her previous role as a Veterinarian working on livestock carriers. The series covers many issues including the way in which Dr. Simpson was treated by Captains, other crew, abuses she suffered and the working...

UK Seafarers Awareness Week promoting maritime jobs for future generations

Seafarers UK, the unique maritime charity that oversees the whole UK maritime environment, calls on both the Government and the UK shipping industry to invest in training of British Merchant Navy officers to meet huge manpower shortfall. This year, their ‘Seafarers Awareness Week’ (20-26 June) has the specific theme of promoting ‘Maritime Jobs for...

Clean Shipping Coalition: Maersk undermines its reputation with plan to circumvent ship recycling law

Brussels, 8 June 2016 – The Clean Shipping Coalition criticises container ship giant Maersk for its statement that is considers to flag out end-of-life vessels from the Danish or other European registries in order to circumvent the European Ship Recycling Regulation. The Clean Shipping Coalition, a global coalition of nine organisations promoting sustainable shipping,...

Maritime Business and Human Rights, CSR and supply chain activities

How can all stakeholders in the maritime supply chain ensure that the issues surrounding human rights at sea are properly and clearly addressed within their day-to-day business activities?   Many companies in the maritime sector are very aware that good business practice requires a proactive approach to the subject of corporate social responsibility (CSR),...

New Volunteer Maritime Rescuers: Awareness of Criminalisation Publication

         PRESS RELEASE Immediate Volunteer Maritime Rescuers: Awareness of Criminalisation UK. 19 April 2016. Human Rights at Sea publishes new international guidance. The independent maritime human rights charity, Human Rights at Sea, today publishes new independent guidance for volunteer maritime rescuers for their awareness of the potential risks of criminalisation when...

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...

Bangladesh High Court: Ministries & Shipbreakers asked to account for non-compliance of 2009 Court judgement

PRESS RELEASE – BANGLADESH HIGH COURT ISSUES CONTEMPT RULE AGAINST 14 GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS: MINISTRIES AND SHIPBREAKERS ASKED TO ACCOUNT FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH 2009 JUDGEMENT Brussels/Dhaka, 12 April 2016 – The Bangladesh High Court yesterday issued a contempt rule asking 14 Government officials and the president of the Bangladesh Ship Breakers Association (BSBA) to explain...

The HRAS Interview: Robert Robinson North of England P&I Club – Seafarers Isolated Despite Greater Connectivity

Seafarers Isolated Despite Greater Connectivity Better digital communication technology can compound isolation problems at sea by reducing social interaction on board. Rather than chat, play games or watch videos with other crew members, it is now all too easy for seafarers to retreat to their cabins with their mobile devices. HRAS spoke to North...

Why BP should be congratulated on their approach to business and human rights

Human Rights at Sea Commentary As a maritime human rights charity for whom the topic of business and human rights, its implementation in the maritime environment and advocacy in support of awareness of the UN guidance is a key part of our Charitable Objectives, the overt stance and the commitments explicitly articulated by BP...

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...

New infographics for eyeWitness at Sea Human Rights evidence gathering app

Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce that the latest explanatory infographics detailing how the eyeWitness App for collecting picture and video evidence at sea can be downloaded and installed. It is now available in six languages: English, French, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic. These can be downloaded from the Human Rights at Sea website’s...

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...

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