Due to the number of cases being submitted to the international database which include cases of fishers lost at sea, a charitable organisation has decided to develop the Missing Seafarers Program.
Missing Seafarers Program, a Human Rights program plans to record and form a database of fishers and seafarers. With this they could investigate cases accurately on a global basis.
The flagship program, established in January 2014, originally focused only on missing seafarers.
But this Program is unique, aiming to detail the status of seafarers and fishers missing at sea on a global basis with the recorded international database of missing seafarers and fishers. The program’s mission is to support seafarers, fishers and their families through registration, tracking, investigation and advocacy on behalf of those missing at sea through a secure mobile online platform. That platform is known as the Missing Seafarer & Fisher Register.
The vision is to become the focal international database for recording missing seafarers and fishers. Human Rights at sea are requesting the willing families to prepare family impact statements that demonstrate the issues surrounding the loss of their loved ones. This idea is to get rid of the false assumption of the investigators.
The program is entirely self-funded and dependent on donors and sponsors and the register is supported by Seafarers UK, Mishcon de Reya, Fishermen’s Mission, Sailors Society, Apostleship of the Sea, Mission to Seafarers, ICC-IMB, MPHRP, ISWAN, SeaWives, IBA and Seafarer Help. The updated register shows around 150 missing people.
Source: Missing Seafarers