We recently wrote about the urgent need to establish maritime humanitarian corridors (part 1 and part 2) to ensure that the vessels and crew stranded in Ukrainian ports and waters and not left without supplies, in the middle of deadly crossfire. This piece builds on our earlier work about the need for safe 'blue corridors' and the risk that mines present to these.
We are working with the international community to collect evidence of war crimes and human rights abuses that have taken place against seafarers during the Ukraine war. We wrote about the cargo ship Azburg, which was attacked and sunk in the Black Sea.
From the outset of the conflict we have worked with InterManger to encourage the IMO to act decisively to protect seafarers.