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  • 5 July 2017

    “We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water… If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” This was revealed in a new report into the abuse of seafarers on board the Panamanian-flagged vessel Ocean […]

  • 12 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    HRAS releases review highlighting inconsistencies in successive de-flagging of M/V Aquarius.

  • 9 April 2019

    HRAS: 1st version of the inaugural ‘Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea’ published.

  • 22 January 2018

    HRAS and BHRRC have launched a platform for recording cases of maritime human rights abuses.

  • 5 June 2015

    The UK charity Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) and the European Union’s Network of Experts on the Legal Aspects of Maritime Safety and Security (MARSAFENET) have published a new international and independent guidance for Deprivation of Liberty at Sea. This guidance, financed through the European Union COST Action IS1105, is the first independently drafted international document […]

  • 11 March 2015

    Maritime charities Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) and The Mission to Seafarers (MtS) have issued a global plea for urgent action for the crew of the detained vessel the MV Seaman Guard Ohio. The 6 men, all former soldiers from the UK – John Armstrong, Nick Dunn, Billy Irving, Nick Simpson, Ray Tindall and Paul […]

  • 10 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Forty crew members have been stranded at the Port of Sharjah in the UAE for over two years.

  • 5 December 2014

    Seafarers UK has granted financial support for the development of an international register of missing seafarers, including fishermen, a project launched by Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), a not-for-profit resource for the international maritime community. HRAS was founded by barrister David Hammond, author for the on-going international development and codification of Human Rights at Sea. ”The […]

  • 14 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The crew members aboard the UAE-flagged products tanker MT IBA, owned by Alco Shipping Services, have had their basic human rights breached, according to a report released by Human Rights at Sea (HRAS). The seafarers, comprising nine Indian, three Pakistani, one Sri Lankan and one Myanmarian national, have been deprived of liberty, lack protection of […]

  • 12 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    During a panel debate hosted by The Mission to Seafarers at Nor-Shipping event, leaders in seafarer welfare concluded that higher level of transparency is needed to improve human rights in the shipping industry. An expert panel, made up of representatives from the RAFTO Foundation, the Institute for Human Rights and Business, Norwegian OECD NCP, and Human Rights […]

  • 11 January 2016

    An Indian court has sentenced members of US security company AdvanFort to five years of prison for carrying weapons aboard an anti-piracy ship in 2013. The 35 sailors, including British, Estonian and Ukrainian nationals, of Seaman Guard Ohio were intercepted by Indian Coast Guard off the coast of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu in October 2013. The group was arrested […]

  • 17 June 2020
    Human Capital, Vessels

    Maritime NGO Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has denounced the ‘Enough is enough’ call to action by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which has vowed support to seafarers in enforcing their right to stop working, leave ships and return home. The call came after a one-month deadline to resolve the crew change issue and expedite seafarers’ sign-off […]

  • 25 June 2019

    2019 Day of the Seafarer puts strong emphasis on the importance of women within the professional ranks.

  • 22 August 2014

    Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has announced the commencement of its own international investigation into the murders of seafarers in international waters, following the airing of the chilling YouTube footage showing fishermen being shot at and eventually murdered off Fiji. HRAS is being supported by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) of the International Chamber of Commerce, Quintel Intelligence, Globus […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    The new independent international maritime initiative “Human Rights at Sea” (HRAS) from the Maritime Practice of 9 Bedford Row International, London, is being introduced as a human rights on-line information, and lobbying platform. Its main goal is to support human rights integration into State, business and individual working practices, as well as promote the wider […]

  • 31 January 2019

    Eight Indian seafarers employed by Indian vessel owner Halani have been left stranded without pay for months, which is taking a toll on their wellbeing with several threatening to commit suicide.

  • 10 September 2015

    There is a need for ‘Seafarers Standing Committee’ at the International Maritime Organization, as well as better access to data by flag states on rates of illness, suicide and deaths on board, Clay Maitland, head of International Registries Inc., said while speaking at London International Shipping Week’s inaugural ‘Big Maritime Welfare Debate’ on Tuesday 8 September. He […]

  • 28 August 2014

    The Fiji Police Force has confirmed that the case in relation to a YouTube video revealing the graphic shooting of five seamen is now closed. Fiji Police Commissioner Ben Groenewald said it had been established that the video was shot outside of Fiji waters and involved a confrontation between Asian Fishing crews and pirates somewhere […]

  • 10 September 2015

    There is a need for ‘Seafarers Standing Committee’ at the International Maritime Organization, as well as better access to data by flag states on rates of illness, suicide and deaths on board, Clay Maitland, head of International Registries Inc., said while speaking at London International Shipping Week’s inaugural ‘Big Maritime Welfare Debate’ on Tuesday 8 September. He […]

  • 6 October 2017

    Four years since the arrest of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio’s crew, including six British nationals, three Ukrainians, fourteen Estonians as well as twelve Indians, relatives of the Chennai 6 are stepping up the campaign for the release of the British nationals. “The families will be lobbying MPs on Thursday, October 12, and will also hand in a […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    8 Indian seafarers abandoned offshore Namibia suffering from fatigue and serious mental health problems.

  • 2 April 2020

    Tomini Destiny crew pressured to perform shipboard operations under duress.