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Send a message of support to the world’s seafarers - heroes of the pandemic let down by the world’s governments
This year the ITF will not be celebrating the International Day of the Seafarer. Governments are preventing more than 200,000 seafarers from stopping work, getting off ships and returning home – as is their fundamental human right. Add your message of support now.

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Dear Seafarers,

We applaud you for your resilience through this horrible period of Coronavirus restrictions. We recognise your role as key workers. We recognise the sacrifices you and your families have made to ensure goods are still carried from A to B. We acknowledge the challenges of no shore leave and the mental struggle to keep sane with little idea of when you’ll be able to get ashore. We implore governments to allow you to get home for a well-deserved rest, and to help your families financially for those of you who have not been paid your full salaries for months.

Matilda Adjagba
United Kingdom