Seafarers should be treated as ‘key workers’ so they can safely return home, says the International Labour Organization.
The American Club and EOM have produced a video entitled ‘Weathering the Storm’ which salutes the service of seafarers in these turbulent times as they seek to protect themselves in their vital work, at sea and in port, against the ravages of COVID-19.
The Ministry Of Home Affairs (MHA), India has granted permission to ship management companies for using chartered flights to bring back stranded seafarers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put seafarers around the world in precarious situations. Travel restrictions mean some cannot leave their ships, be repatriated home, or even get urgent medical assistance.
The latest Seafarers Happiness Report is a special focus on the impact of COVID-19 on seafarers. We did ask our usual set of questions…and here we look at the conclusions from seafarers.
New data finds 150,000 seafarers trapped at sea by COVID-19 / Ships in ports across the world sounded their horns in solidarity and to highlight the need for action by governments
So said IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim in a moving personal message to seafarers everywhere, assuring them that IMO understands the unique problems they face during the coronavirus pandemic and has been working tirelessly at all levels to find solutions for them.
New partnership sees RightShip back Human Rights at Sea’s global mission to end human rights abuses committed around the world’s oceans
The Mission unites with maritime organisations and charities to campaign for seafarers’ welfare at a time of significant difficulty.