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It is the Day of the Seafarer. Yet the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to seriously affect the mental and physical health of seafarers. Hundreds of thousands are still unable to join and leave their vessels due to restrictions put in place to contain the virus. Many are considering whether to continue a career at seas. Yet, despite this, they have continued to run the ships that carry the global trade, including essential goods and the medical supplies. It is critical to return to respect for the rights of seafarers, as set out in maritime law, and ensure seafarers have a fair and sustainable future. #FairFuture4Seafarers

Source of original article: News from the International Labour Organization (www.ilo.org).
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