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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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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1 May 2018

Six workers poisoned with carbon monoxide after incident at Napier Port, authorities report

Author: World Maritime News

'Six Workers Hospitalized after Incident at Napier Port', 01 May 2018...

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27 April 2018

Ukraine: 16 seafarers repatriated after three-months abandonment in Port of Casablanca by shipping co.

Author: Safety4sea

"16 Ukrainian seafarers repatriated after three-month abandonment", 19 Apr 2018...

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13 April 2018

India: Gov't. blacklists two UAE shipping cos. over labour abuses

Author: World Maritime News

"India Blacklists Two UAE Companies for Abandoning Seafarers" 30 Mar 2018...

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10 April 2018

Thailand: Issara institute reports modern slavery conditions in fishing industry

Author: Sebastien Malo, Reuters Foundation (NY)

"Many in Thai Fishing Industry Fail to See Conditions as Slavery - Research", 05 Feb 2018...

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13 February 2018

Pacific: Human Rights at Sea report highlights alleged fisheries abuses and related deaths

A new report by Human Rights at Sea, Investigative Report and Case Study - Fisheries Abuses and Related Deaths at Sea in the Pacific Region, cites the occurrence of potential human rights abuses occurring in the fishing industry in the Pacific region...

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13 November 2017

Netherlands: Unions to fight Boskalis' dismissal of 20 crew members

Author: World Maritime News

'Unions to Fight Against Boskalis’ Fairmount Crew Replacement Plans' 13 Nov 2017...

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6 September 2017

UK: Intl. Transport Workers’ Federation supports seafarers in 3 cases of abandonment by Turkish Voda Shipping, claim conditions "close to modern day slavery"

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has 'successfully supported the crew in three ship abandonment cases in UK waters that show a culture close to modern day slavery in some parts of the shipping industry'. The ITF alleges that...

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25 July 2017

Myanmar: Sailors sue vessel owner for unpaid wages

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times

“Myanmar sailors sue vessel owner for unpaid wages,” 25 July 2017...

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