The 2021 Day of the Seafarer

Day Of The Seafarer V2
Published: 25-06-2021

Despite the world being occupied with the impact of COVID-19, global trade has never stopped. Products ranging from food on our table, the devices we use to work and communicate, or the vehicles we use to get from A to B, are primarily transported by sea.

 

COVID-19 has negatively impacted the global movement of products due to travel restrictions and the facilitation of crew changes. As consumers we don’t always see or feel those impacts, because in this case it is the seafarer that bears the burden, only to keep global trade flowing.

 

Seafarers were put in difficult situations such as being unable to leave their ships, despite their expired contracts. Or alternatively, not being able to board a ship to earn a living due to the travel restrictions imposed by the government.

 

Today on the Day of the Seafarer we’d like to emphasize the importance of seafarers and their work. We are joining hands to make sure seafarers are working in safe and fair working conditions, regardless of race, gender or religion.

 

Please join us in appreciating the seafarers by using the #FairFuture4Seafarers hashtag and creating global awareness for their wellbeing.