UN Day of the Seafarer highlights sacrifice of key workers at sea during pandemic

June 24, 2020 – On 25 June every year, the Day of the Seafarer turns the spotlight on the contribution seafarers make to world trade. With the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the services they provide are more important than ever. Seafarers play an essential role in maintaining the flow of vital goods, such as food, fuels and medical supplies, that people, everywhere, need. This is why the 2020 campaign is calling on IMO Member States to recognize seafarers as key workers – and to provide them with the…

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