Human Rights at Sea issues Statement for the Day of the Seafarer 

London. UK. On the 25 June 2020, Human Rights at Sea will be celebrating the Day of the Seafarer, an IMO-led initiative which each year raises awareness on the vital role seafarers play in enabling global trade and the flow of essential goods. This year’s campaign focuses on the ‘key worker status’ of seafarers, emphasising that seafarers are essential to shipping and therefore, vital to the world.

Human Rights at Sea and the Dominica Maritime Administration join forces for the crew of MV Gulf Sky

Press Release  Monday 22 June 2020 London. UK.  Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Administration to work towards resolving the ongoing case of the MV Gulf Sky, registered under the Dominica Registry, anchored off Port Khor Fakkan Anch, UAE with 22 Indian seafarers...

Statement of Human Rights at Sea in response to the  Press Release/Commentary on the ITF’s Call to Action  ‘Enough is Enough Action’ issued 16th of June 2020

Immediate Press Release June 18 2020 Statement of Human Rights at Sea in response to the  Press Release/Commentary on the ITF’s Call to Action  ‘Enough is Enough Action’ issued 16th of June 2020 LONDON.UK The Charity would like to retract the Press Release Commentary titled ‘Human Rights at Sea strongly denounces ITF’s ‘Enough is Enough’...

MV Gulf Sky Update: Flag State Refers Case to Mediation

London.UK. The ongoing case of the MV Gulf Sky published by Human Rights at Sea last week, reported on the challenges and standing problems of the crew when salaries, provisions and management communications are disrupted. The charity has continued to follow the case and yesterday ( 2 June 2020), was updated by the flag State as to the further actions being taken from their position.

Seafarers’ Challenges during COVID-19: The Case of MV Gulf Sky

London.UK.  Human Rights at Sea was contacted in mid-May by the Master of the MV Gulf Sky (IMO 150377) flying the flag of Dominican Republic currently anchored off Port Khor Fakkan Anch, UAE, who on behalf of the crew, raised serious concerns about the welfare of the seafarers and the financial hardships that they are subject to given the three months delay in their wages, as well as their living conditions onboard including periodic re-supply of essential victuals.

Gard Insight. Seafarers in a time of pandemic – strategies for maintaining and improving mental wellbeing

London UK. / Singapore. Kunal Pathak, a Master Mariner with substantial shipboard and shore-based experience,  currently employed as a Loss Prevention Manager in Gard’s Singapore office, has written an Insight about maintaining the mental wellness of the seafarers during the current challenging times.

HRAS Introduces The Mekong Club’s EndSlavery Web App

Press Release Friday 20 March 2020 London.UK.  Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to support The Mekong Club’s efforts to continue to address the problems, deprivations and abuses which arise from modern slavery in supply chains, through their new App. Modern Slavery is a serious issue. There are over 40 million modern slaves in the...

Ocean Viking NGO ship rescues 274 people off Libya

 Press Release Thursday 20 February 2020   London.UK. The Ocean Viking, a rescue ship operated by SOS MEDITERRANEE in partnership with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) is waiting for a port to disembark 274 men, women and children, rescued over three rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean on February 18 and 19, 2020. Among them are 22...

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes list of ships dismantled Worldwide in 2019

Press Release Tuesday 4 February 2020 LONDON.UK.  According to new data released today by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, 674 ocean-going commercial ships and offshore units were sold to the scrap yards in 2019. Of these vessels, 469 large tankers, bulkers, floating platforms, cargo- and passenger ships were broken down on only three beaches in Bangladesh,...

Bangkok Post Op-Ed: Seafood industry must walk talk

The following Op-Ed was written by Art Prapha, Oxfam America’s Senior Private Sector Adviser and was published  in the Bangkok Post on the 5th of November 2019.  Human Rights at Sea replicates hereunder. “Recently, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the US will be suspending US$1.3 billion (39.2 billion baht) in...

UN FAO Draft Guidance on Social Responsibility in Fisheries and Aquaculture Value Chains is available for public consultation

Press Release Friday 5 July 2019 London.UK.  The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has published a Draft Guidance on Social Responsibility in Fisheries and Aquaculture Value Chains. The Draft Guidance  is available for public consultation on the e-platform so that it can be reached by actors along the fisheries and aquaculture...

Poseidon Principles the first global framework for responsible ship finance is a positive industry step to shipping decarbonisation

Press Release 19th June 2019 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea positively welcomes the Poseidon Principles, a result of the the multi-stakeholder initiative of the Global Maritime Forum. Following  the commitment of 55 industry leaders at our Annual Summit in Hong Kong to work together towards shipping’s decarbonization, the Poseidon Principles is the important next step. The Poseidon...

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