About 29 days after Typhoon Odette, there is no trace of M/V Tug Strong Trinity when it had gone missing with 12 seafarers off Talisay City in Cebu.
At the UN Security Council or the UNSC, India has called on Houthi rebels to expedite the release of the country’s crew members from a vessel hijacked off the Yemen coast.
Shipowners, seafarers’ unions and maritime employer groups are establishing their own approved international network of quarantine facilities to ensure seafarers can safely join ships, despite unpredictable changes to government border policies.
Inmarsat mobile satellite communications is giving free connectivity to maritime crews around the globe that use its Fleet Hotspot service.
Ten seafarers from the Ra-Horakthy fishing vessel, abandoned in Mombasa, Kenya for the past nine months, face a bleak Christmas as efforts to seek legal redress and repatriation have been delayed.
Any crew members struggling or feeling lonely this holiday period can access support day or night, from anywhere in the world, through the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network’s (ISWAN) free, confidential helpline service.
On World Human Rights Day 2021, Human Rights at Sea publishes an independent review chronicling an ongoing humanitarian crisis at sea and the continued violation of seafarers’ human and labour rights.
The repatriation of 29 seafarers from the Philippines who had been stranded for months in China after their employer abandoned them is finally complete.
The movement of an internationally displaced community of I-Kiribati seafarers has been expedited by recent travel arrangements, but full repatriation remains tentative for many.