Human Rights at Sea announces the publication of the first Family Impact Statement as part of its wider case study and investigation work on cases of missing seafarers and fishers who have been registered on the charity’s Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme www.missingseafarers.org.
The Family Impact Statement is a statement obtained from the family of a missing seafarer or fisher who are willing to expressly share their side of the story and provide a first-hand testimony concerning their family member’s disappearance and the effect it has had on them.
Human Rights at Sea will publish Family Impact Statements in the wider context of upholding the Reporting Programme’s objective; to support the families of the missing seafarers and fishers around the globe through investigations and in-depth research into applicable cases.
The Family Impact Statement comes from a Greek case. It was voluntarily provided by Maria-Katerina Naki the sister of the 23 year old Greek Sub-lieutenant, Anastasios Nakis, who went missing at sea in April 2015 on board of bulk carrier MV Ingrid C (Marshall Islands flag).
It is hoped that in future, the charity and its Reporting Programme will be able to support more seafarers and fishers families through such investigations and independent research for cases of missing loved ones.
David Hammond, CEO Human Rights at Sea, said: “I must thank all those involved in this case for their efforts and diligence in gathering evidence, but most importantly I would like to sincerely thank the family of Anastasios Nakis for standing up and telling their side of the story”.
Download the statement in English and Greek on the Human Rights at Sea Publications page: https://www.humanrightsatsea.org/publications/
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Human Rights at Sea is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1161673 which has been established for the benefit of the international community for matters concerning explicit engagement with human rights issues in the maritime environment. Its aim is to explicitly raise awareness, implementation and accountability of human rights provisions throughout the maritime environment, especially where they are currently absent, ignored or being abused.
MISSING SEAFARERS REPORTING PROGRAMME
The aim of the Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme through the use of the Missing Seafarers Register is to build an accurate international database of the status of seafarers and fishermen missing at sea on a global basis.