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…

New app from SRI provides a lifeline for Seafarers

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…

Masters Exposed

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…