Maritime Industry and Human Rights: Seafarers

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Seafarers are the lifeblood of the global maritime and fishing industries. Without them, the industry fails. It is therefore essential that all seafarers, whatever their nationality, gender, religion, orientation and whatever vessel they work on are protected from human rights and labour rights abuses.

Exposure of all such abuses must be a priority to ensure a transparent industry and global maritime sector which provides access to effective remedies without impunity. 

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1 July 2019

UAE: Remaining seafarers aboard abandoned MV Tamim Aldar waiting on unpaid wages for over two years

Remaining seafarers have been stranded aboard the abandoned ship the MV Tamim Aldar for over two years as they wait for salaries to be paid. The sailors are stuck 24 miles off the coat of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE and allege wages pending since March 2016....

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21 June 2019

UAE: Crew abandoned on Elite Way Marine Services ship for two years paid part of their owed salaries & return home

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11 June 2019

Report finds gaps in enforcement of human rights duties at sea by Denmark, Panama & Taiwan

Author: Human Rights at Sea, Univ. of Bristol Law School Human Rights Implementation Centre

"Second Flag States and Human Rights Report Published", 10 June 2019...

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3 March 2019

Australia: Crew of a ship owned by Greek co. Evalend at BHP terminal allegedly underpaid and neglected

A recent media report published by the World Maritime News (linked below) claims that crew aboard Liberian-flagged ship Villa Deste owned by the Greek company, Evalend Shipping Company S.A., were neglected, with limited food, and underpaid whilst...

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2 March 2019

US customs blocks Vanuatu vessel allegedly carrying tuna caught using forced labour

A report by Seafood Source (linked below) claims that a fishing vessel, Tunago No. 61, was blocked by US customs because it was carrying tuna caught using forced labour. The vessel is understood to be owned by Tunago Fishery Co., Ltd., based in Port...

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10 December 2018

HRAS: 30 seafarers stranded in the UAE without pay for over a year, suffering from poor health

Author: Human Rights at Sea

"HRAS Case Study: Seafarers' Abdonment in the UAE", December 2018...

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30 July 2018

Study by Human Rights at Sea & University of Bristol highlights human rights abuses at sea, and the challenges in monitoring & reporting them

"HRAS & University of Bristol Publish ‘Flag States and Human Rights’ Report", 24 July 2018...

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24 May 2018

ITF & Nautilus International will call the ILO for a significant rise in global seafarers minimum wage

Author: Safety4Sea (Greece)

'Nautilus, ITF call for rise in seafarers wages' 23 May 2018...

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4 May 2018

ILO: New amendment to the Maritime Labour Convention guarantees seafarers will be fully paid during captivity

Author: Safety4Sea (Greece)

'MLC Amendment: Abducted seafarers to be fully paid during captivity' 30 Apr 2018...

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3 May 2018

International Maritime Organization's Legal Committee to discuss seafarers cases of abandonment at sea

Author: Safety4Sea (Greece)

'Seafarers abandonment at the centre of IMO Legal Committee' 24 Apr 2018...

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