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On the 30th January 2024, we had the pleasure of hosting the premiere of 'Death at Sea' at Everyman Cinema, Kings Cross, a deeply moving film that delves into the harrowing story of Eritara Aati Kaierua, who tragically passed away onboard the Taiwanese-flagged fishing vessel, the Win Far 636, in March 2020.

The premiere marked a significant step in raising awareness about observer safety and the pressing questions surrounding Eritara's case.

"In creating 'Death at Sea’, the goal has always been to raise awareness around the issue of observer safety and Eritara's case specifically - this premiere felt like a great first step in that direction," shared Sara Pipernos, Producer and Director.

Inspired by our investigations since 2019 into unexplained deaths and disappearances of fisheries observers, the documentary delves deeper into the challenges faced by the guardians of the world's seas and oceans, questioning accountability and justice in the maritime industry.

We want to thank all the guests who attended the screening, sharing the collective commitment to raise awareness about human rights abuses at sea. We would also like to thank The Blue Marine Foundation and Pew Charitable Trusts for making the film possible, Sustainable Fisheries and Communities Trust (SFACT) for supporting the initial investigations and filmmaker Sara Pipernos for making ‘Death at Sea’ a reality. 

Its initial success is a testament to the collective commitment to raising awareness about human rights abuses in the maritime industry, and we are pleased to announce that Human Rights at Sea International (HRASi) will now take Eritara's case forward as part of its Justice Project, dedicating its resources to ensure accountability and justice for Eritara and his family.