MLC abandonment provisions coming into force: ITF comment

The ITF (International Transport Workers is giving a warm welcome to the major new Maritime Labour Convention provisions on crew abandonment that come into force tomorrow. ITF president Paddy Crumlin said: “From tomorrow the mechanisms will be in place for a huge change that will finally treat the running sore of crew abandonment. At last…...
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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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Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention ensure better protection to seafarers and their families

ILO member States have confirmed the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention ensuring better protection to seafarers and their families in case of abandonment, death, and long-term disability. Two years after an overwhelming approval at the 103rd International Labour Conference (ILC), it has been confirmed...
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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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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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SRI launch new film to raise awareness of abandonment of seafarers

In the run up to the International Day of the Seafarer on June 25, 2016, SRI has released a short hard-hitting film designed to raise awareness of the ever present risk of seafarers facing abandonment. Drawing on situations where seafarers were abandoned, the film highlights the inhumane conditions that abandoned seafarers face, and warns seafarers…...
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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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SRI LAUNCHES GLOBAL STUDY INTO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION

As the third anniversary of the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) approaches, Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) is embarking on a comprehensive study on the effectiveness of the Convention. The study has been commissioned by the International Transport Workers’ Federation. It will be an in-depth and......
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MLC abandonment provisions coming into force: ITF comment

The ITF (International Transport Workers is giving a warm welcome to the major new Maritime Labour Convention provisions on crew abandonment that come into force tomorrow. ITF president Paddy Crumlin said: “From tomorrow the mechanisms will be in place for a huge change that will finally treat the...
Read more...

Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention ensure better protection to seafarers and their families

ILO member States have confirmed the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention ensuring better protection to seafarers and their families in case of abandonment, death, and long-term disability. Two years after an overwhelming approval at the 103rd International Labour Conference (ILC), it has...
Read more...

Rumors of OOCL Sale Intensify

Shipping analyst Alphaliner has voiced a rumor that has been circulating throughout the container shipping industry: that Orient Overseas International might sell its Hong Kong-based ocean carrier Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL). “As the merger and acquisition a...

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MSC Breaks Ground at New Private Island

On Tuesday, MSC Cruises announced that it has broken ground at last on the construction of its new private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. Ocean Cay, a former sand-mining facility, lies just south of Bimini and about 55 nm east of Miami. After redevelopment, the

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Ex-Maritime Administrator Joins HMS Global Maritime

U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul "Chip" Jaenichen has accepted a position as chief operating officer of HMS Global Maritime, the owner of Queen Steamboat Company, Seaward Services and HMS Ferries. Among other business lines, HMS is the largest private operator of

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