FAIR FUTURE 4 SEAFARERS
Every year on the 25th of June, the IMO organises the Day of the Seafarer 2021. This years’ theme: #fairfuture4seafarers. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, seafarers found themselves both on the front line of the global response and subject to difficult working conditions surrounding uncertainties and difficulties around port access, re-supply, crew changeovers, repatriation, etc. In light of this, the 2020 Day of the Seafarer campaign focused its message around urging governments to recognise seafarers as key workers and ease travel restrictions to facilitate crew changes.
The 2021 Day of the Seafarer campaign will continue to encourage governments to support seafarers amid the pandemic and expand its message, calling for a fair future for seafarers. The campaign will discuss issues that will still be relevant to seafarers after the pandemic, such as fair treatment of seafarers, fair working conditions (in line with ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention), fair training, fair safety, etc.
TOS would like to take a moment to put our TOS employees in the spotlight. We appreciate all the hard work they do and their efforts worldwide to get the job done. STAY HEALTHY, STAY SAFE!
DAY OF THE SEAFARER 2021 WORK OF IMO:
IMO is the United Nations’ specialised agency responsible for safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships. With 174 Member States and three Associate Members, IMO is based in London with around 300 international staff.
As a specialised agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented. IMO’s work supports the UN’s Sustainable Development. Goals