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Seafarers Isolated but Not Alone

By Roger Harris 2017-06-23 20:17:33

It should go without saying in the maritime industry that “Seafarers Matter.” We know that without seafarers half of the world would starve while the other half would freeze. Seafarers do matter, but if this is the case, why in 2017 are seafarers still being abandoned, mistreated, kidnapped and held hostage by pirates, bullied and treated as commodities?  So far this year our helpline, SeafarerHelp, has dealt with over 1,500 cases involving 6,000 seafarers. Of course bad treatment does not...

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