IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim shone a spotlight on the rights of seafarers and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on recruitment and retention when speaking at the La Rochelle Maritime Symposium on ‘Employment and skills challenges in the European maritime transport and services sector’.
The Holy See is calling for seafarers’ dignity and welfare to be protected and upheld, as concerns continue over unjust treatment and violence at sea.
UAE Government’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure issued Cabinet Resolution as part of its new pathway “to regulate the navigational activities, protection of the marine environment and to protect the rights of seafarers on board ships in UAE waters and ports.”
New due diligence tool aims to help businesses uphold their responsibility to protect human rights at sea.
The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) and the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), along with SSI members announce the launch of a new project focusing on seafarers’ labour and human rights.
The recent spate of grim casualties cannot simply be written off as bad luck, says Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI), the international pan-industry body researching maritime and seafarers’ law.
The practice of charging masters and ships’ officers, as well as other crew members, with criminal offences have resulted in creating widespread attention in recent years, both within and beyond the shipping industry.