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.
On the day of the AP Moller Maersk annual general meeting, the ITF has made a statement to the company, after its calls for action in the wider transport industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a joint statement by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) and trade unions, Transport ministers pledged to ‘work tirelessly’ with unions to support staff amid COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Following the disruption in the shipping industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Transport Malta issues advice concerning the potential extension of sea service that may affect seafarers and the extension of validity of seafarers’ certificates.
AMSA put in place a temporary procedure so that holders of international (STCW) certificates of competency may revalidate and continue to work.
Following the crisis around the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes and restrictions taking place in the shipping industry, the International Maritime Organization issued advice concerning seafarers’ certificates and endorsements.
The ITF urged flag states to take responsibility and account for the health and wellbeing of all crew and passengers onboard their vessels, amid the humanitarian crisis brought by COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
ISWAN has published a new video focusing on the risks posed to Indian seafarers who sign up to unlicensed crewing agencies.
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