coronavirus disease

Sailors’ Society Backs UN’s Call to Avert Humanitarian Disaster for Seafarers

Statement from Sailors’ Society CEO Sara Baade: “We strongly support the UN’s call on governments to take action to avert a humanitarian disaster for seafarers. The joint statement, from several UN specialized agencies, identifies actions taken by many governments that limit or prevent ship operators from conducting crew changes during the global pandemic as ‘the single most pressing maritime operational challenge to the safe and efficient movement of global trade’. The UN has made a number of recommendations for specific actions…

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Coronavirus Updates for Seafarers

Image: CDC/Alissa Eckert There is so much information and disinformation spinning around the world about the Coronavirus pandemic. Here are a few informative stories for our seafarers and maritime community. Most important – protect yourselves and others. iCALL Helping Increasing Numbers Of Seafarers Deal With Coronavirus Concerns A first year report into the counselling conducted by iCALL for Seafarers found that the top three mental challenges seafarers and their families raise with counsellors relate to emotional distress, relationship issues and…

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