Posts Tagged ‘slavery at sea’

Slavery on an industrial scale in fishing industry Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018

A report prepared for a Greenpeace New Zealand on the fishing industry has found what amounts to being a modern form of slavery. Workers are promised good wages but many are at sea for months or years working long hours, earning 15 New Zealand cents an hour. Continue reading Related Posts:Slavery – more profitable and Read more

The Sister who got 87 detainees home to Vietnam Comments 0

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Sister Ma Theresa Trinh Vu Phuong has helped over 130 detained Vietnamese fishermen in a number of Papua New Guinean (PNG) prisons to return home. She looked after the needs of the detainees and served as their interpreter and mediator in court, said the secretary for communications and youth at Don Bosco Technical School at Read more

Church helped convince Govt crack down on foreign fishing vessels Comments 0

Friday, May 6th, 2016

In a crackdown to stamp out unsafe and, at times, inhumane labour practices, all foreign fishing vessels must now be reflagged with the New Zealand flag. This legislation is the first of its kind in the world. It makes New Zealand a world leader in addressing this global problem said the national director of the Read more

Trafficked into slavery on a Thai fishing boat Comments 0

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Three years ago, worried that his earnings as a builder were barely enough to feed his family, Seuy San began to contemplate his prospects over the border in Thailand. Like the hundreds of thousands of his fellow Cambodians who migrate in search of work each year, he had a simple but powerful motivation: “I heard Read more

Seafarers: lied to on land, beaten and dying at sea Comments 0

Friday, November 13th, 2015

LINABUAN SUR, the Philippines — When Eril Andrade left this small village, he was healthy and hoping to earn enough on a fishing boat on the high seas to replace his mother’s leaky roof. Seven months later, his body was sent home in a wooden coffin: jet black from having been kept in a fish Read more