Human Rights at Sea recently announced that is collaborating with the Indian Ministry of Shipping and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India to improve human rights outcomes for Indian seafarers around the global.
Indian cruise line Jalesh Cruises, will not be resuming operations, noting that as its creditors had arrested the ship Karnika, 60 crew members were stranded on the ship.
In its weekly report for 6-12 October, ReCAAP ISC informs of two armed robberies against ships in Asia. One incident occurred onboard an offshore supply vessel while anchored at Kakinada OPL Anchorage, India, and the other onboard a bulk carrier while underway in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Singapore Strait.
India informed maritime training institutes (MTIs) to continue seafarers’ coaching and training activities as a part of the phased lifting of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
While the maritime authorities have the main responsibility of ensuring the effectiveness of the flag States’ monitoring and reporting systems for human rights issues, these mechanisms are not always sufficiently implemented, a new report by British charity Human Rights at Sea shows.
Fire broke out on the container ship X-Press Godavari in anchorage off Sandheads, India. After the fire, the vessel was escorted to the Kolkata port by an Indian Coast Guard vessel.
India has joined the Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment, as Observer, with the aim to cooperate with other states on reducing maritime piracy in the Indian Ocean region.
Gard has received numerous reports of abandoned or otherwise uncollected containers in ports in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In this light, the Indian Supreme Court decided that ports are not entitled to levy storage/demurrage charges for abandoned cargo against shipowners and agents.
At least 11 workers lost their lives in a shipyard in Vishakhapatnam, in southern India, when a huge crane has collapsed during load testing.
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