Day of the Seafarer

The Importance of Day of the Seafarer, 2016

This year’s Day of the Seafarer campaign, lead by the IMO, is one that particularly resonates with of all of us who work at Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI). On June 25th, 2016, the ‘At Sea for All’ message will be shared and acknowledged throughout the world to recognize the importance of all those who work…

slavery at sea

46 Million People Enslaved Worldwide

Slavery at sea is an area of research Seafarers’ Rights International has particular interest in, and so it was interesting to read the new report issued by the Walk Free Foundation today on the global state of slavery. Their 2016 Global Slavery Index documented that nearly 46 million people are now enslaved throughout the world.…

Pushing Seafarers Too Far on North Sea Oil Rigs

As the seafarers on Wood Group’s oil rig prepare to strike in response to increased redundancies, we take a look at how loyal workers are suffering as a result of industry pressures, and what can be done about it. As an organisation solely concerned with the rights of seafarers, Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) supports the…

Deirdre Fitzpatrick SRI Seafarers' Rights International

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…