WORLD FISHERIES DAY - SRI speak at the FAO

On World Fisheries Day (21st Nov 2016), Professor Hance Smith represented SRI at a special event hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) at the Sheikh Zayed Centre. Jointly organized by FAO and the Holy See , the event – “The violation of human rights within the fishing sector and…...
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Featured Research Subject: Seafarers and the Criminal Law

It is an inherent risk in the working lives of seafarers that they may be subjected to criminal charges either of a professional or a non-professional nature, simply from carrying out their duties.

Seafaring is transnational by nature. As seafarers transit from port to port, they are subject to the entire range of criminal laws of those port states. As foreigners, they cannot know and may not have been warned about local criminal laws....

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How Apps Are Improving Seafarer Welfare Onboard Ships

Since the launch of our app in December, 2014, we’ve been encouraged by others who are following suit to improve the access to information given to seafarers while at sea. When we developed our mobile app, we wanted to give seafarers a lifeline to critical advice should they find themselves in a legal situation which…...
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Featured Research Subject: Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)

The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) is an international agreement of the International Labour Organisation (‘ILO’) which sets out seafarers’ rights to decent conditions of work. It is sometimes called the seafarers’ Bill of Rights. It applies to all seafarers, including those with jobs in hotel and other passenger services on cruise ships and commercial yachts...

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ITF announces MLC implementation and enforcement study

The ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) has commissioned an in depth study into the implementation and enforcement of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC), which came into force in August 2013. The study will be carried out by Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI). The ITF was a major mover in the development of the MLC, which…...
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SRI RELEASES NEW FILM ON CRIMINALIZATION OF SEAFARERS

Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) has today released a short, informative film commissioned by the International Transport Workers’ Federation aimed at raising awareness of the risks of seafarers facing criminal charges as a consequence of their professional activities, and the actions they can take to protect themselves from unfair treatment. The “Criminalization of Seafarers” film highlights…...
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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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Recruitment problems hit tankers hardest

The tanker sector is facing a major shortage of qualified officers, fuelled by a spike in new vessels and industry-wide issues with crew training and retention

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China becoming a powerhouse in maritime insurance

Beijing is pushing Shanghai (shown) as its maritime insurance hub. Credit: Malte SchwarzThe rapid growth of Chinese maritime trade has driven development of its insurance sector, in which significant steps have been taken over recent years to raise standards. China has become...
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Brokers 'must keep shipowner interests in mind when approaching renewals'

Jennings: My message to you as brokers is that your clients are our clients. Credit: North P&IThe Joint managing director of a leading P&I Club has told brokers that they need to remember that they share the same clients and with it the same fortunes. Speaking at the ...
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Scrubbers not the way to tackle sulphur cap, say shipowners

Ardmore CEO Anthony Gurnee says it is unlikely owners will install scrubber technology.. Credit: Chris Preovolos/Marine Money.Shipowners remain lukewarm about the option of fitting exhaust gas scrubbers to vessels to meet new marine fuel sulphur limits of 0.5% by 20...
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CMA CGM Supply Vessel Rescues French Yachtsman

On Tuesday, the CMA CGM vessel Marion Dufresne rescued the French yachtsman Kito de Pavant from his sailboat, which had suffered damage and was taking on water. De Pavant was competing in the Vendee Globe solo race, a famously challenging competition in which several do...

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