London.UK. Human Rights at Sea Advisory Board member, Captain Michael Lloyd, RD**, MNM, CMMar, FNI, provides a new OP-ED and insight into the issue of marine accident investigations, their intent, conduct, and outcomes in protecting, or not, the individual seafarer.
London. UK. Today marks the Day of the Seafarer, an annual IMO-led day that aims to recognise the vital role seafarers make to our everyday lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, seafarers have undertaken what amount to be heroic efforts to continue providing the world with the goods it needs while they have been often ignored, have been failed to be repatriated in a timely manner and have had their contracts often extended in excess of legal norms. This year's theme is a fair future for seafarers, but with a following question to be asked: "Can this can be achieved?
London. UK. Chris Whomersley was Deputy Legal Adviser in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office prior to his retirement in 2014. The following OP-ED reflects upon the 23 May 21 OP-ED by Captain Michael Lloyd who discussed the role of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS), flag States roles and responsibilities, and the actions of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Yrhen Bernard Sabanal Balinis, HRAS Advisory Board Member, offers a powerful take on how young maritime professionals can flourish and grow in their profession by cultivating their 'assertiveness' skills.
London. UK. Captain Michael Lloyd discusses the role of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS), flag States roles and responsibilities and the actions of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
London. UK. On May 6, 2021, Taiwan’s top ombudsperson institution, the Control Yuan, released a set of wide-ranging recommendations for the government to address the forced labor onboard Taiwan’s distant water fishing (DWF) fleets. This is an issue of increasing international notoriety since the United States Department of Labor listed Taiwan-caught fish in its List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor in September 2020.
People move. Migration has always been a feature of the human condition and it will always be so. We cannot stop it and efforts to stem it will, in the long run, prove futile. Global population has ballooned in recent years and travel from region to region has increased. More and more people are on the move. Their motives for leaving their homes and seeking lives elsewhere are numerous, but two in particular are relevant to the ‘crisis’ that has developed in recent weeks in the English Channel.
London. UK. Reporting for Human Rights at Sea and following her previous OP-EDs, Port of London Authority Pilot, Ms. Ivana Carrioni-Burnett, provides another personal insight during the COVID-19 crisis. The current plight many seafarers are facing, unable to crew change or return home, is being described by many voices within the maritime community as the next humanitarian crisis.
London. UK. Reporting for Human Rights at Sea and following her first two OP-EDs, Port of London Authority Pilot, Ms. Ivana Carrioni-Burnett, provides another insight from her recent experiences in UK waters in relation to her interactions with seafarers during the COVID-19 crisis.
OP-ED 9 June 2020 London. UK. Reporting for Human Rights at Sea and following her first OP-ED on 13 April, ‘A UK Marine Pilot’s Perspective of Seafarer’s Challenges‘, Port of London Authority Pilot, Ms. Ivana Carrioni-Burnett, provides another insight from her recent experiences in UK waters in relation to her interactions with seafarers during the...
London. UK. Port of London Authority marine Pilot, Ms. Ivana Carrioni-Burnett, provides a personal opinion and insight into her recent experiences in UK waters as a newly qualified Pilot in relation to her interactions with seafarers away from their families, including during the COVID-19 crisis.
The following Op-Ed was written by Art Prapha, Oxfam America’s Senior Private Sector Adviser and was published in the Bangkok Post on the 5th of November 2019. Human Rights at Sea replicates hereunder. “Recently, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the US will be suspending US$1.3 billion (39.2 billion baht) in...
London. UK. Professor Steven Haines, Professor of Public International Law University of Greenwich and Trustee of Human Rights at Sea presented at the NATO Maritime Operational Law Conference at the Spanish Armed Forces Higher Defence College (CESEDEN), Madrid, on the 24th September 2019. The following highlights the context and scope of his speech.
OP-ED 19th March 2019 London. UK. Alan McCulla OBE Chief Executive of the Anglo-North Irish Fish Producers Organisation/Sea Source and Chair of the Fishermen’s Welfare Alliance speaks about his background and upbringing into the Northern Irish fishing community, his drive for better working conditions and business transparency in the fishing industry, and his organisation’s relationship with...
OP-ED Mr Andrew Cowderoy CEO & Founder, ZS Wellness Ltd The UK P&I Club reported that in the previous three years, they have identified an increase of suicide at sea from 4.4% in 2014 to 15.3% in 2017- a rate that has almost tripled. Tim Huxley, Chairman of Mandarin Shipping, Hong Kong, has said: “as...