HRAS announces the commencement of an independent investigation into the murders of seafarers in international waters


HRAS announces the commencement of an independent investigation into the murders of seafarers in international waters


HRAS is being supported by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) of the International Chamber of Commerce, Quintel Intelligence, Globus Intelligence as part of the Globus Foundation, New Zealand and southern hemisphere NGOs.

HRAS Founder and 9BRi barrister, David Hammondstated that: “Since the public airing of the YouTube footage showing the murder of the seafarers in international waters, HRAS has been contacted by a number of international entities requesting information, advice and engagement in this matter. HRAS has, through its international network of supporting partners and its own Maritime Investigation Service, the capability to engage in such an investigation of what amounts to gross human rights abuses“.

HRAS will additionally provide INTERPOL with any applicable intelligence and evidence gained on a case by case basis and as requested.


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Quintel said this afternoon “Quintel Intelligence are working with HRAS to establish the facts surrounding the summary killing at sea international investigation. We have identified multiple avenues to develop the intelligence picture allowing HRAS to launch a thorough investigation into the incident“.


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The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is a specialised division of the International Chamber Of Commerce (ICC). The IMB is a non-profit making organisation, established in 1981 to act as a focal point in the fight against all types of maritime crime and malpractice. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) in it’s resolution A 504 (XII) (5) and (9) adopted on 20 November 1981, has inter alia, urged governments, all interests and organisations to cooperate and exchange information with each other and the IMB with a view to maintaining and developing a co-ordinated action in combating maritime fraud. The IMB has a MOU with the World Customs Organization (WCO) and has observer status with Interpol (ICPO).


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