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…Details
Seafarers facing legal problems can now obtain immediate information concerning their rights, wherever they are in the world, with a new app formally launched today by Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) after three months of user testing. Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of SRI said: “Seafarers need tangible support 24/7. There are many good companies and maritime…Details
TradeWinds Nov 25, 2014 Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) has warned that merchant ships could be forced to rescue more and more migrants in the Mediterranean due to European budget cuts. The independent centre for crew rights has raised concerns about the implications for masters of the new Triton operation that it claims will have less…Details
Bloomberg.net: Jan 15, 2014 Hassan Sabrah hadn’t eaten in four days. That’s when the chief engineer of the Moldova-flagged cargo ship JSM finally snapped, according to interviews with sailors, the port manager and local residents. He picked up a rock and hit his captain on the back of the head. Before the ship’s cook could…Details
Maritime Risk International – June 2013 – Seafarers suggestions on how to improve their situation when facing criminal charges were presented at the landmark 100th session of the Legal Committee of the International Maritimne Organization (IMO) recently.
Read the full article: Maritime Risk International – June 2013
According to new research, the criminalisation of seafarers is now such a serious problem that junior officers are actually deterred from seeking promotion in case being a higher rank puts them in the line of fire…
Read the full article: Telegraph (Nautilus International), June 2013
Lloyds List 4 April 2013: The Maritime Labour Convention fails to address abandoned seafarers and a legal solution must be found that gives crewdirect access to compensation, Seafarers’ Rights International executive director Deidre Fitzpatrick has warned.
Read the full article: Lloyds List 4 April 2013
SAFETY4SEA, 23 April 2012. IMO Legal Committe, 99th session. SRI made an intervention at the 99th session IMO Legal Committee on the subject of fair treatment of seafarers in the event of a maritime accident. SRI informed the Committee of a survey it had conducted over a 12 month period ending in February 2012 concerning the experiences…Details
THE 100th session of the International Maritime Organization legal committee has approved new guidelines on collecting evidence following allegations of a serious crime on board a ship. The guidelines cover what to do following a report of a missing person from a ship, as well as pastoral and medical care for victims of crime. The…Details
23 April 2012
Almost one master in four has faced criminal charges at some point in his or her career, with the vast majority convinced they did not receive fair treatment, according to research conducted by legal research centre Seafarers’ Rights International.
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