Seafarers Relief Fund reaches $530,000 in pledges towards COVID-19 seafarer crisis

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The International Chamber of Shipping is reporting great progress toward its goal of $1 million for the Seafarers International Relief Fund. Donations have so far reached $530,000. Seafarer charities have also issued almost $400,000 in grants to help those worst affected. The first three grants will provide funds to three seafarer charities: Stella Maris, Sailors’ Society and the Mission to Seafarers. Funds will be used to purchase oxygenators, food parcels, care kits, counselling and therapy, PPE, and food ingredients.

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