Post date: Jul 5, 2013 2:17:12 PM

Coffee morning: A big thank-you to everyone who helped with, and supported the coffee morning last Sunday. Through your kindness and generosity £387.53 was raised for this very worthy cause.


Second Collection next weekend: For box holders, there is a blue envelope in your boxes for you to make your contribution. If you would like to gift aid your donation please write your name and address on the back of the envelope stating that you would like your offering to be gift aided, and we will forward it to the AOS.

“The rights of seafarers are protected by international law. 2006 saw a significant advance in the field of seafarers’ rights when the International Labour Organisation adopted the Consolidated Maritime Labour Convention. The Convention guarantees fair and decent working conditions for seafarers worldwide. In order to have force in law, it must be ratified by at least 30% of the

countries responsible for 30% of world shipping tonnage. In reality though, it can be difficult for seafarers to claim their rights. They may be reluctant to speak out about abuse for fear of the

consequences. Sadly, there are frequent instances of unacceptable working conditions, unfair wages and even violence or sexual abuse against seafarers. It is widely believed among seafarers that complaining leads to blacklisting by manning agents. This effectively prevents them from working at sea again. The Apostleship of the Sea works with the International Labour

Organisation and the International Transport Federation to promote corporate social

responsibility, raising awareness of the issues of seafarers and advising how best to safeguard their rights.”

Website: www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk