The Indian Ocean MoU issued a list of foreign ships which are currently banned by its Member Authorities. The bans involve two ships in Australia, three in Iran, and one in Myanmar.
Human Rights at Sea announced its collaboration with the Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Administration in order to repatriate 22 Indian crewmembers onboard the MV Gulf Sky.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the crew changes issue that has arise, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) argued that the infection cannot be used as an excuse to low seafarers’ wages and working conditions.
A Wellington-based fishing company, its sole director, and a master were fined a total of $449,500 over the sinking of the grossly overloaded fishing boat ‘Victory II’ in June 2017. The company was also ordered to pay $64,800 in reparation to the crew for unpaid wages and emotional harm.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) published its new report “World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2020” focusing on the global unemployment and the insufficient paid work, which impacts almost half a billion people worldwide. Specifically, ILO’s report highlights that due to lack of decent work, people are struggling to build a better future through their career.
The North P&I Club recently published a report focusing on the gender pay gap issue. Specifically, the report reminds how important is to have the right processes, values, behaviours and a supportive infrastructure in place for everyone that want to success.
Recently-released data by ILOSTAT show that male-dominated occupations have even higher wage premiums for men, which shows that progress is needed in many areas and in every region to achieve gender equality in the labour market.
Human Rights at Sea published its latest briefing note concerning the exploitative recruitment fees in the maritime industry and further calls for an end to such fees for workers in a call to action. Namely, Human Rights at Sea note that such “misleading and exploitative recruitment practices by some labor recruiters and overseas employment agencies are a continued blight on raising social welfare and human rights standards in the global maritime sector”.
As BBC reports, a cargo ship has been detained in Leith port in Edinburgh due to non-payment of wages to Russian seafarers onboard the vessel. The UK MCA confirmed that it found deficiencies to the Cook Islands-flagged Alexander Tvardovskiy.
Amid a recently announced strike of stevedores in major Australian ports, DP World Australia expressed its disappointment and called for an end to the escalating industrial action, ‘particularly at a time when shipping lines are reviewing stevedore contracts’.
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- Maritime Health
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