SeaWives partners with the Human Rights at Sea and the Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release SeaWives partners with the Human Rights at Sea and the Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme www.seawives.com was launched in April with the aim of providing a positive, inspirational and friendly area for the partners and family members of seafarers to come together. It is a free online magazine...

Human Rights at Sea partner with Marlins on new e-learning course

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Human Rights at Sea partner with Marlins on new e-learning course   UK-based charity, Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce their co-operation with maritime training provider, Marlins, on the development and endorsement of a new e-learning course addressing the rescuing of migrants at sea. The new course, entitled “Humanitarian Response”,...

NGO Shipbreaking Platform presents Annual Report 2014

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations working to promote safe and clean ship recycling worldwide, presents its Annual Report 2014. You are invited to find out more in our report including: · a summary of the Platform’s findings about global shipbreaking trends in 2014, statistics...

‘The HRAS Interview’ – a new HRAS platform feature

Human Rights at Sea presents a new platform feature: ‘The HRAS Interview’. This supporting site will provide the reader with an insight into the lives, actions and successes of individuals whose stories will inspire, challenge perceptions and who have positively contributed to the maritime environment in respect of the lives of seafarers, fishermen and...

Human Rights at Sea welcomes joint IMO and IOM statement concerning migration by sea

Human Rights at Sea Founder, David Hammond, has welcomed today’s joint IMO-IOM statement concerning mixed migration and the overt affirmation by the two organisations to enhance their mutual co-operation and collaboration. Speaking from Malta where HRAS is meeting with local NGOs undertaking migrant operations, Mr. Hammond said: “The increasing focus of the IMO in looking...

Reverend Ken Peters wins 2015 Seafarers Welfare Judge’s Special Award

Judges’ Special Award Rev’d Ken Peters, Mission to Seafarers The Revd Canon Ken Peters has worked for over 35 years for global maritime charity The Mission to Seafarers and is regarded as one of the world’s leading international seafarers’ welfare advocates. He influences policy and makes representations on behalf of seafarers and their families at...

MPHRP Regional Director wins Seafarers’ Welfare Personality of the Year award

MPHRP regional director wins seafarers’ welfare personality of the year award Mr Chirag Bahri, Regional Director for South Asia of the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) has won the Dr Dierk Lindemann Welfare Personality of the Year Award at a ceremony held at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), London on June 9, hosted...

A ground-breaking agreement for non-EU national crew in the fishing sector

A ground-breaking agreement for non-EU national crew in the fishing sector PRESS RELEASE MADRID, 2 JUNE 2015 After several months of negotiations, the tuna company Albacora, the UGT and the global trade union, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), today signed the first collective agreement covering non-European Union nationals employed on the company’s boats....

Migrant rescue: SeaWatch Blog update – Team in Lampedusa

The SeaWatch project blog has been updated Latest news is that the SeaWatch team are now to be based in Lampedusa, Italy. “After seemingly ending the day with a brief media interview and meeting with one of Save the Children’s representatives working at the Island’s purposely built refugee camp, Harald, Peter and I headed...

New Deprivation of Liberty at Sea Guidance

Press Release – For immediate release Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) together with the European Union’s MARSAFENET (COST Action IS1105) are delighted to announce the publishing of a new international and independent guidance for Deprivation of Liberty at Sea, which is available from today via the HRAS website. This is part of the HRAS...

Human Rights at Sea is welcomed by the UN Global Compact corporate social initiative

“The Global Compact asks companies to embrace universal principles and to partner with the United Nations. It has grown to become a critical platform for the UN to engage effectively with enlightened global business.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce that after an extended consultation and following on...

Asia’s Boat People: Smuggled or Trafficked?

Article reproduced with express permission of author. May 27 2015. BANGKOK— For years, oppressed Rohingya from Myanmar and impoverished Bangladeshis risked perilous sea journeys on rickety wooden boats in search of a better future. Many headed for Malaysia. In recent weeks, clandestine transit routes through Thailand have been shut down, and thousands of people who...

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