London. UK. / Brisbane, Australia. A globally dispersed community of seafarers from Kiribati are at the epicentre of an arduous struggle for repatriation following their displacement during the crew change crisis. Human Rights at Sea has today published a case review addressing their future in the global shipping industry following peer review.
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.
London. UK. The Guardian continues its coverage of the case of the untimely death of Kiribati fisheries observer onboard the Taiwanese flagged WIN FAR 636 fishing vessel in March 2020 following the outcry by the family into the conduct of the investigation supplemented by an independent review by Human Rights at Sea with a detailed podcast by the Full Story team in Australia.
London. UK. Following the ongoing investigations into the untimely death of Kiribati fisheries observer, Eritara Aatii Kaierua in March 2020, Human Rights at Sea continues its collaborative work to support the family and drive transparency in the investigation. CEO, David Hammond, was interviewed alongside Eritara's sister, Nicky Kaierua for ABC Radio's flagship Pacific Beat show.
London. UK. At sea, fisheries observers are employed to provide oversight of the fish caught by commercial operators ensuring that the catch is correctly logged, and healthy fish stocks are maintained to ensure the sustainability of the world's oceans. Tragically, some fisheries observers are subject the cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, work in fear of their lives, and in the worst cases, loose their lives through unlawful acts towards them.