SRI and ITF back new book on plight of fishers

Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are backing a new book on the plight of fishers that is due for publication on Thursday 30 July....
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SRI and ITF release education videos on Day of the Seafarer

Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are marking the Day of the Seafarer by launching a series of short films to help seafarers understand their rights under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC)....
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Joint press release: ITF and SRI chart a course on maritime human rights

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) report progress being made on the urgent issue of the criminalisation of seafarers. This follows the positive reception from the IMO’s (International Maritime Organization) Legal Committee to a paper co-sponsored by the ITF, the International Federation of Shipmasters’ Associations (IFSMA), the Comité Maritime International…...
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SRI concerns about reports of reduced resources for search and rescue in the Mediterranean

Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) has raised concerns about the implications for masters of the recent reports of the launch of the new EU Frontex operation ‘Triton’ which will apparently have a reduced budget and focus on border control in place of the Italian ‘Mare Nostrum’ that is credited with saving more than 150,000 migrants in…...
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SRI Responds to Sewol Judgement

Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI), the international centre dedicated to advancing the rights of seafarers, has given an initial response to today’s judgement handed down in relation to the sinking of the South Korean ferry SEWOL in April of this year, with the loss of over 300 lives. In a statement, Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of…...
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SRI welcomes IMO endorsement of ongoing work on fair treatment of seafarers

The Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organisation has endorsed continuing work to promote as widely as possible the application of the 2006 Guidelines on the fair treatment of seafarers in the event of a maritime accident. The decision, agreed at the 101st session of the IMO Legal Committee meeting on 28 April – 2…...
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Evergreen launches new ship for Asia Pacific-Middle East service

Taiwanese carrier Evergreen announced it has deployed a new L-type vessel for its Asia Pacific-Middle East service starting on 31 August. Named Ever Lifting, the 8,508 teu box ship is the 10th L-type vessel built by China Shipbuilding Corporation (CSBC) in Taiwan, and was delivered on 31 Augu...
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Sembcorp Marine wins $1Bn North Sea job

Singapore-listed offshore services provider Sembcorp Marine has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth over USD1 billion for the Culzean field development project in the North Sea. The contract was signed by its subsidiary SOME with Maersk Oil North Sea UK to bu...
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Fengfan to buy CISC’s power businesses

Fengfan Stock Limited (Fengfan), the listed branch of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), has announced it will purchase assets owned by CSIC's power businesses for CNY14.4 billion (USD2.3 billion). The company will issue 772 million shares at CNY17.79 each to CSIC Group, CSIC
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Indonesian Navy arrests tanker hijacking suspect

The Indonesian Navy has arrested the alleged "mastermind" it says was behind the hijacking of the Malaysia-flagged oil tanker MT Orkim Harmony in June. According to the Indonesian Navy, a suspect identified as Albert Yohanes was apprehended at an apartment in Grogol Petamburan, West Jakarta, b...
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Top Ten Maritime News Stories 01/09/2015

Seacurus Daily: Top Ten Maritime News Stories 01/09/2015

1. Seafarers Run Away from Abuse

Four men returned to Cambodia on Sunday evening after escaping from a Chinese ship docked in ... (R...

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