2018 marks the 200th anniversary for Sailors’ Society – one of the largest and most comprehensive international seafarers’ support charities. Despite numerous activities planned or underway throughout the year to mark this momentous occasion, Sailors’ Society’s CEO Stuart Rivers said the work to support seafarers and their communities continues in earnest. Daniel Barnes reports.
The International SeaKeepers Society promotes oceanographic research, conservation, and education through direct involvement with the yachting community by enabling yacht owners to take full advantage of their unique potential to advance marine sciences and to raise awareness about global ocean issues. In the past 12 months, this Florida-founded not-for-profit organisation has expanded its outreach to the US West Coast and internationally into Asia. Daniel Barnes spoke to the society’s President and CEO, Richard Snow, to discover more.
In little over three years since its formation, Human Rights at Sea has made waves as an independent research, investigation and advocacy for maritime human rights. But as the charity’s founder and CEO David Hammond (a former Royal Marine Commando and international Barrister-at-Law) explained in his interview with Daniel Barnes, the lid on Pandora’s box of global maritime injustices is barely ajar.