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Australia: Authorities stop car import vessel; seafarers on board beyond acceptable limits

It is alleged a number of seafarers aboard the Panamanian-flagged MV Metis Leader were working aboard the vessel in excess of the periods permitted under the Maritime Labour Convention, as well as the limit permitted by Panama and Australia. A media report quotes International Transport Workers’ Federation assistant coordinator or Australia, Matt Purcell, saying that what happened “could give rise to a situation of forced labour”.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the vessel-owner NYK Line and its agents, WSS Shipping Agencies and World Marine Company. WSS Shipping Agencies' response is linked below. NYK Line and World Marine Company did not respond.


Nippon Yusen KK (NYK Line)

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World Marine Company

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