[Updated] Seafarer Abandonment continues with owner impunity strengthened

Human Rights at Sea Comment SEAFARER ABANDONMENT CONTINUES WITH ONGOING OWNER IMPUNITY 20 October 2017 Updated 25 October 2017 Human Rights at Sea today calls for renewed and reinvigorated international efforts to deliver faster solutions, effective remedies and repatriation for all stranded and abandoned seafarers in the global shipping industry, and a greater focus...

New Chennai 6 Family Impact Statement published on 4th anniversary

PRESS RELEASE 12 October 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA PUBLISHES NEW FAMILY IMPACT STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILIES OF THE CHENNAI 6  It is exactly four years to the day since 35 men (including the Chennai 6 – all ex UK servicemen) being the crew and maritime security operators on board the patrol vessel the MV Seaman Guard...

Seafarer mental health trauma leaflet now available in Tagalog language

PRESS RELEASE 20 September 2017 SEAFARER MENTAL HEALTH TRAUMA LEAFLET NOW AVAILABLE IN TAGALOG LANGUAGE Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce that following the success of the mental health welfare leaflet “Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events”, the leaflet is now available in the Tagalog language. The leaflet is now available on both...

New case of seafarer abuse exposed on UAE flagged vessel

PRESS RELEASE Immediate 13 July 2017 Human Rights at Sea today publishes a further detailed case study and investigatory report into the abuse of seafarers provided by first-hand crew testimony onboard a UAE flagged vessel moored offshore the UAE coast owned by Alco Shipping Services. Notable concerns raised are crew allegations of ship owner threats towards...

New case of seafarer abuse exposed

PRESS RELEASE Immediate “We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water…. If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” Human Rights at Sea today publishes yet another detailed case study and investigatory report...

Missing Ukrainian seafarer lost at sea

Missing Seafarer Oleksandr Chernyshenko Human Rights at Sea has been informed by the Ukrainian Marine Trade Union’s Federation of the case of Oleksandr Chernyshenko who went missing from the Panamanian flagged M/T VIOLET-1, IMO 9154000, an oil/chemical tanker on 28 May 2017 at 0330 local time while en-route to Port of Tokuyama, Japan. HRAS has been...

[Update] Breach of Seafarers Human Rights while under criminal investigation in Angola

Human Rights at Sea Investigative Report & Case Study Breach of Seafarers Human Rights while under criminal investigation in Angola MV Sutton Tide Crew IMO 9389461 – Soyo Angola Crew Evidence and Impact Statements Initial Report: 15 June 2017 “I don’t want to kill my self but if I stay here in prison then...

‘Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events’: New Mental Health & Welfare Leaflet published

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce the publishing of a new mental health welfare leaflet ‘Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events‘  for the benefit of seafarers, fishermen, their family and friends tackling the issue of how to remain resilient after a traumatic event at sea. This new resource has been produced...

HRAS publishes desperate letter for help from abandoned crew of MV Liberty Prrudencia

PRESS RELEASE Immediate:  8 April 2017 Human Rights at Sea today publishes a copy of a desperate letter for help from the remaining Indian seafarers of the Hong Kong flagged MV Liberty Prrudencia abandoned in China by the owner Paramount Liberty Shipping (HK) Ltd, which has been sent to the charity as well as a number...

Abandonment: MV Liberty Prrudencia crew abandoned Zhoushan, China

  “We are asking for our hard earned wages but they are not considering our wages payment and not following MLC conventions” In yet another case of alleged abandonment, the 19 Indian crew of the Hong Kong flagged MV Liberty Prrudencia (IMO 9250141) continue to remain isolated in Zhoushan in China after the owner allegedly became bankrupt. The...

SeafoodSource Q&A with Ged Nash: Irish fishermen’s rights advocate

  Reproduced with permission. By Gao Fu Mao, Contributing Editor reporting from Beijing, China First published in SeafoodSource on Friday, February 17, 2017 More than a year after a Guardian undercover exposé of exploitation of undocumented non-European Union migrant workers on Irish fishing trawlers, one of the key figures in the Irish government’s response...

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