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Maritime Industry

Application of human rights throughout the maritime environment at all times without exception

David Hammond, Founder & Trustee, Human Rights at Sea

From working conditions of ship workers to modern-day-slavery in the fishing industry, to violent attacks by pirates and others, to environmental contamination affecting human health, the industry is in need of norms, and standards to address these issues effectively.

Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

Maritime industries continue to face serious human rights and labour rights abuses, from modern-day-slavery in the fisheries industry to labour rights violations of seafarers and those who work in shipbreaking yards. Businesses, through their operations and supply chains, should uphold human rights equally as they do on land and at sea.

This in-depth area will look into the specific labour rights issues and human rights abuses in the maritime industry with a focus on three sub-categories: seafaring, fishing and shipbreaking. 

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24 May 2018

Maersk's response to UN on alleged transboundary movement of end-of-life ship

Author: A.P Moller-Maersk

In October 2017, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Toxics...made an official visit to Denmark...during which he held a meeting with A.P Moller-Maersk(APMM)...on the issue of ship-recycling. During this meeting, the Special Rapporteur...

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24 May 2018

UN invites Maersk to respond on alleged transboundary movement of end-of-life vessel

 We would like to bring to the attention of your company information we have received about the alleged transboundary movement of an end-of-life ship owned by a partnership based in the United Kingdom between A.P. Moeller Maersk and Odebrecht. The...

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23 May 2018

UN invites Maersk to respond about the 2016 sale of the North Sea Producer vessel

In February 2018, the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises and the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of...

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22 May 2018

Shipping's financiers exclude cos. involved in shipbreaking malpractice

Author: Jonathan Saul & Simon Jessop, Reuters (UK)

'Shipping’s Financiers Turning the Tide On Controversial Shipbreaking Practices' 15 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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4 May 2018

New Zealand: Govt. drops charges against Greenpeace activists after "Amazon Warrior" controversy

Author: World Maritime News

'New Zealand Drops Charges against Greenpeace after Amazon Warrior Action' 2 May 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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26 April 2018

Canada: Federal & local govts. to sue 3 cos. over oil pollution allegedly caused by their ship

Author: Business Vancouver (Canada)

"Lawsuit of the week: Feds, province and city claim ship owners have not paid for cleanup costs of 2015 Burrard Inlet oil spill", 24 Apr 2018...

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