Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) is an independent centre dedicated to advancing the rights of seafarers through research, education and training in issues concerning seafarers and the law. SRI does not provide individual advice.
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The problem of abandoned seafarers is a stark one of human hardship. The International Labour Organization (ILO) keeps a database of cases of abandonment and, given the vital role of shipping in the global economy, the…
It is an inherent risk in the working lives of seafarers that they may be subjected to criminal charges either of a professional or a non-professional nature. Seafaring is transnational by nature. As seafarers transit from port to port…
One of the most common complaints handled by seafarer organisations is unpaid or underpaid wages of seafarers. SRI has produced a series of national Guides on ship arrest for seafarers' wages, and on the related topic of the maritime lien for seafarers' wages.
SRI has launched the first in a series of Fact Files created to inform seafarers about various aspects of their rights and how to deal with legal situations they may face in the course of their employment. Compiled by experts, the Seafarer Fact Files are intended to provide practical guidance on how to deal with many of the difficult situations seafarers encounter when needing the protection of the law.
The first Fact File ‘Using Lawyers’ is designed to provide practical guidance for a seafarer when he has no option but to resort to the law and needs the services of a lawyer. To view it in 11 languages (English, Burmese, Chinese, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Turkish) click here.
To accompany this Fact File, SRI has produced country-specific guides on the legal systems in 30 different countries. For more information click here.
Seafarers Rights International has welcomed the strengthening of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) to give greater protection to crew against abandonment and in cases of claims for workplace death or long-term disability.
Commenting on the amendments, adopted at the first meeting of the Special …
ILO Media advisory | 04 April 2014
GENEVA – The world’s leading maritime nations and representatives of ship owners and seafarers, are to address the issues of abandonment of seafarers and the rapid settlement of claims for compensation in the case of a seafarer’s death or …
Bloomberg.net: Jan 15, 2014
Hassan Sabrah hadn’t eaten in four days.
That’s when the chief engineer of the Moldova-flagged cargo ship JSM finally snapped, according to interviews with sailors, the port manager and local residents. He picked up a rock and hit his captain on …