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.
The Africa Mercy, owned and run by Mercy Ships, is the world’s largest charitable floating hospital; an accolade it will pass on to the newest member of the Mercy Ships fleet in about 18 months’ time. Currently under construction in China, Mercy Ships’ first ever new build vessel will be double the size of the Africa Mercy once delivered.