Seafarers are sharing their maritime voyages across social media to mark the Day of the Seafarer 2022.
24-hour emotional support is available to any seafarers and their families directly affected by what is happening in Ukraine via SeafarerHelp – the free, confidential, multilingual helpline operated by the ISWAN.
Captain Rajesh Unni, Founder and CEO of Synergy Group, believes solutions are available to standardise and distribute vaccines, ensure seafarers get emergency medical treatment and better organise crew changes.
ICS, along with industry and social partners, are encouraging ships in ports around the world to sound their horns at 12 noon local time on 25th June, in honour of the IMO’s ‘Day of the Seafarer’, to remind the world of the urgent need to vaccinate all seafarers.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, seafarers have faced difficult working conditions including uncertainties about port access, re-supply, crew changeovers and repatriation.
The 2020 Day of the Seafarer pays tribute to unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic: the seafarers who continue to carry essential goods despite facing tremendous challenges, including being stranded on board.
The Day of the Seafarer is when we take stock and appreciate the hard-working, professional and frequently heroic souls that make world trade possible.
This year, the Day of the Seafarer campaign calls on Member States to recognize seafarers as key workers – and to provide them with the support, assistance and travel options open to all key workers during the pandemic.
Throughout 2019 there will be a strong emphasis throughout the maritime world on the importance and value of women within the professional ranks.