The aim is to raise funds to start about $80 million in emergency operations to transport oil from the FSO Safer to a temporary ship. The FSO Safer is moored off the Red Sea coast in Yemen.
A number of unions and global union federations have written to the International Labour Organization (ILO — part of the UN) asking it to urgently intervene on behalf of the 800 seafarers who were illegally fired and cruelly mistreated by P&O Ferries.
The International Chamber of Shipping has called on governments around the world to ensure access to medical care for seafarers, after it emerged that crews continue to be refused urgent treatment at ports during the pandemic.
Four UN organizations have called for continued global collaboration to address the crew change crisis that at times during the COVID-19 pandemic has left more than 400,000 seafarers stranded at sea.
ILO, IMO, UNCTAD and WHO reiterate calls for vaccination and crew change
A report published in collaboration with a reputed research group called the Stable Seas highlighted that the direct costs of abductions and ship seizures would mostly be borne by foreigners.
Global road, air and sea organisations and unions have today called on the world’s heads of government gathering at this week’s UN General Assembly to end a ‘global humanitarian and supply chain crisis.’
The UN representative in Sri Lanka said that the sinking of the Singapore-flagged X-Press Pearl that had caught fire while transporting potentially harmful chemicals off Colombo caused tremendous “damage to the planet” by releasing several hazardous substances into our ecosystem.
The United Nations (UN) launched the Human Rights Due Diligence Tool, a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Tool comes as worries over increased risk of violation of seafarers’…