Maritime Whistleblowing

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Ocean Pollution Prevention

Xono, the enhanced communication and safeguarding platform, created to help individuals communicate better and safeguard from all forms of crime and misconduct.
Abuse
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Discrimination
Salary Issues
Safety
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These are facts that Xono just can't ignore

Seafarers are the second most at-risk profession worldwide when it comes to suicide.
Theres an average annual death rate of 241 per 100,000 seafarers. This needs to change.
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Leadership

62% of crew have reported that they have experienced problems with onboard leadership.

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Mental Health

72% of crew members have reported that they have suffered from mental health problems onboard.

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Discrimination

53% of female crew reported that they have experienced discrimination, harassment or bullying.

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Isolation

45% of crew have reported that they have suffered from social isolation, exclusion or loneliness.

How can your vessel implement & utilise the Xono platform?

Open up two-way communication systems to motivate & support your crew. Our platform supports crew members in anonymously & securely reporting issues of misconduct, bullying, fraud & corruption, harassment and other illegal activities within their environments.
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HOW USERS OPEN A CASE REPORT

Simple 4-Step System

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    Access

    Crew link their mobile app to their vessels DPA / flag state dashboard using a unique access code.

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    Report

    Users are now able to securely & anonymously report issues of misconduct to their designated point of contact.

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    Administrators

    Administrators receive confidential reports and can now dialogue with the reporter to gather all relevant information.

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    Investigate

    Administrators can now open a case and investigate details of the report & give users feedback on the case's progress.

What is whistleblowing in relation to the maritime industry?

Safeguarding our oceans is a big concern for our future.

Due to the fact that illegally polluting ships operate in international waters far from official oversight, whistleblowers are an essential part of the detection and prevention of such pollution.

Maritime whistleblowing is becoming more important than ever before in keeping our waterways safe. Whistle blowers are fully protected under policies like the G2 Ocean whistle blower policy, ensuring that you do not become the next maritime scandal.

When you have reasonable proof of illegal action, maritime whistleblowing is when you choose to expose private information in good faith to a public authority, regulatory board, or the police.

Reporting your employer for contaminating the waters or failing to follow proper trash disposal procedures is an excellent example of marine whistleblowing.

What is an example of a case of whistleblowing in the maritime industry

There is no way to hold polluters accountable for destroying the delicate marine ecosystem on the open seas if there are no witnesses willing to stand up and speak out against them. Shocking evidence of an illegal “magic pipe” was provided by crew members in a recent indictment against Singapore-based Unix Line PTE and other companies. There would have been no consequences for the ship’s owner and officer if these brave people hadn’t come forward.

This is the first time that whistleblowers have come forward to expose an international shipper that was breaking the law. U

 

Up to 50 percent of any fine imposed on the whistleblowers in the Unix Line indictment may be awarded to them. With this gesture to whistleblowers, who may not have been aware that they may receive cash compensation for coming forward, hidden environmental crimes are more likely to be revealed. Others ought to follow suit.

What are some acts that are viable for whistleblowing in the maritime industry?

There are a number of violations that include excessive oil and oily water discharges, noxious substances dumped into the ocean, rubbish, and high amounts of airborne contaminants.

Additional restrictions include a ban on dumping certain contaminants in “restricted zones” or a set distance from land, as well as a stringent prohibition on dumping any plastics into the ocean.

What is the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS)?

>The Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships) is  one of the most efficient and significant tools for uncovering and preventing marine pollution.

>Applicable Port State Control (APPS) is a federal law in the United States that was legislated to enact the guidelines of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships treaty, also known as MARPOL.

Federal courts may award  monetary rewards of up to 50 % of the total fines to whistleblowers whose disclosure of information about environmental damage on the open seas leads to a successful prosecution under the Anti-Pollution Act of 1990 (APPS).

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