London. UK. The UK-based charitable NGO Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has called upon the IMO to increase its level of transparency and factual detail in the public reporting of cases reflecting human and labour rights abuse of seafarers.
Yesterday the EU Rapporteur on Frontex, Mrs. Tineke Strik published her Report on the fact-finding investigation on Frontex concerning alleged fundamental rights violations, including in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
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. The ILO has again called on governments to treat seafarers as key workers at the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) in April, but the issue of seafarer minimum wages embarrassingly remains unresolved.
London. UK. / New Delhi. India. With express permission, and at the direct request of the family of the deceased seafarer tragically found hung onboard the MT Sea Princess off the UAE coast during a final voyage to a ship-breaking location in Alang, India; Human Rights at Sea today publishes the family’s written plea for an investigation, accountability and the return of their son’s body to Uttar Pradesh without delay.