The 25th of June is International Seafarer day. This year’s event is highlighted further since Seafarers are the un-sung heroes of the Covid-19 Pandemic having worked 24/7 on the front line for these last few months since more than 80% of global trade is delivered by sea..
In his message, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim highlighted essential work of seafarers. “Just like other key workers, seafarers are on the front line in this global fight. They deserve our thanks. But they also need – and deserve – quick and decisive humanitarian action from governments everywhere, not just during the pandemic, but at all times”, Mr. Lim said.