seafarers

‘My children ask me when am I coming home’: stranded seafarers share their frustrations

Hundreds of thousands of seafarers are finding themselves stranded at sea, sometimes for over a year, and with no end in sight, as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions. The uncertainty and long spells away from home are taking a heavy mental toll.

UN spotlights wellbeing of seafarers on International Day

Highlighting the challenges – both physical and mental – faced by seafarers on their voyages, the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) has called for greater attention to ensuring their wellbeing.

Women “an unused resource” in shipping

Women are “an unused resource” in the shipping industry, a resource which should be tapped if the industry is to expand.

That’s according to Lee Adamson, from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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Seafarers: “unseen heroes of the global economy”

Although up to 90 per cent of world trade is carried out using ships, the work of the people on those vessels is not well known.

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