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Is shipping 'behind the curve' on human rights?

Mission to Seafarers panellists at Nor-Shipping event say seafarers can be vulnerable to exploitation and abuse when working in isolated conditions

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It is almost unbelievable that in the 21st century we should be talking about "modern slavery" at sea.

IT IS almost unbelievable that in the 21st century we should be talking about "modern slavery" at sea. Yet, at the recent major Nor-Shipping event, the Mission to Seafarers (MtS) felt it necessary to host a panel debate on "the very real risk of modern slavery in the shipping industry".

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