May, 2013 – Seafarer’s Rights International, Executive Director’s welcome

WELCOME TO THE FIRST REVIEW FROM Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI). This report gives us an opportunity to talk in a little more detail about the work we have been undertaking here at SRI, and to outline future strategies in our work to protect the rights of seafarers. As many of you will know, SRI was launched at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in late 2010. It is a pan-industry global centre focused on promoting and advancing the legal rights of seafarers. I have been working in the area of seafarers’ rights for over 15 years, and the idea for SRI grew out of my realisation that the subject of seafarers’ rights lacked the resources needed to work strategically to meet the needs of the seafarer, and to generate more interest and commitment to the subject.