Human Rights at Sea publishes a new independent Insight Briefing Note on stowaways looking at the background to incidents at sea, the drivers for individuals to take such risks and the human consequences.
“The Maritime Transport Act will be amended through the Regulatory Systems (Transport) Amendment Bill to allow maritime levies to be used to provide support services coordinated by the Seafarers Welfare Board.”
The seafarers have found themselves with few options and remain in limbo having contacted affiliated humanitarian support workers to Human Rights at Sea and provided firsthand testimony.
Human Rights at Sea publishes a case study by Advisory Board member and maritime professional, Joanne Rawley, providing a personal insight and commentary as a reality check to the issue of diversity and inclusion in the shipping industry.
“They have been directed to sign a statement letter of deduction of salary for five months amounting to USD 100 for administrative costs of registration and departure.”
Vessels known to have a crew that is subject to forced labor behave in systematically different ways to the rest of the global fishing fleet, reveals a new paper published today in the scientific journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Human Rights at Sea today publishes its sixth annual report for reporting period between May 2019 – June 2020 continuing to assure transparency in all areas of its national and international work and its use of donor funds.
Around 10 percent of seafarers working on the global merchant fleet originate from India, and the problems that India is addressing affect seafarers of other nationalities.
Increasing numbers of cases of human and labour rights abuse towards Indonesian fishers on foreign-flagged vessels are coming to light.