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Project launched for resolution of human rights abuses at sea

On the UN International Day for the Right to The Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, Human Rights at Sea, in collaboration with law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP, launched a legal project to enable the resolution of disputes regarding human rights abuses at sea using international arbitration.

Unions’ proposals for cruise crew affected by COVID-19

UK-based union Nautilus International is working with the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) to support seafarers affected by sudden lay-offs and contract voiding due to cruise cancellations mid voyage, amid the COVID-19 outbreak. 

UK MCA issues advice on seafarers training amid COVID-19

As the shipping industry is facing challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK issued information concerning seafarers training including, COVID-19 update, career information, written and oral exam syllabuses and details for nautical colleges and training centres.

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