Maritime industry urged to support Indian seafarers

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The Seafarers International Relief Fund has issued an urgent call to action in support of seafarers and their families devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic in India and other countries. Seafarers have been the invisible victims of COVID-19, with hundreds of thousands marooned on vessels for months beyond agreed contracts, in some cases. Despite suggestions that the crew change crisis was near its end, the escalation of COVID-19 cases in India to more than 400,000 per day has prompted some major ports to prohibit ship crew changes for seafarers with recent travel history to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. With your help, the Seafarers International Relief Fund is aiming to raise US$1 million to assist in delivering critical aid and support for seafarers and their families in India. To donate, please visit:

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