"Seafarers need to be given a better social status rather than being mistreated." Dr Olivia Swift.
Human Rights at Sea has participated in the latest Lloyds Register Foundation Global podcast covering 'The Future of Safety at Sea', expanding the conversation focus with academic and civil society viewpoints alongside the Foundation's hopes for a safer future in 2030 and beyond.
Hosted by Professor Danielle George, the podcast explores the world's most hazardous workplace - the ocean.
By 2030 the oceans will provide direct employment for 40 million jobs. But those who work at sea have some of the most dangerous professions on the planet. From its own research, Human Rights at Sea estimates from UN statistics that circa 30 million people live, work, and transit the world's oceans and seas every day.
Taking part in discussion with Danielle is Dr Olivia Swift, Senior Programme Manager, Lloyds Register Foundation, Dr Elizabeth Mavropoulou, Lecturer in International Law, University of Westminster (UK) and David Hammond, Founder and CEO, Human Rights at Sea, with pre-recorded interviews with Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University, Francis Coultas, former seafarer and Chief Officer and James Michel, former President of the Republic of Seychelles and Founder of the James Michel Foundation.