#IAPH2021: #ShoutOutForSeafarers on 25 June!
The International Chamber of Shipping, along with industry and social partners, is calling for ships in ports around the world to sound their horns at 12 noon local time on 25 June, in honour of the International Maritime Organization’s ‘Day of the Seafarer’, to remind the world of the urgent need to vaccinate all seafarers. Deadly second waves in India and other countries are seeing a return to travel bans for seafarers and access to vaccinations is also a pressing issue; over half the international seafarer workforce is from developing nations that have limited vaccine supplies. The Day of the Seafarer coincides with the last day of the World Ports Conference and we are calling upon all IAPH member ports to allow ships to sound their horns and to support national shipowners’ associations to hold #ShoutOutForSeafarers press events on the day, providing active support to the campaign. We are also encouraging ports to allow a press team to film and conduct interviews ahead of the Day of the Seafarer for a piece on the pandemic and its impact on the supply chain. For ports that are interested in supporting the #ShoutOutForSeafarers campaign or for the press interview opportunity, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org. The video below provides more information.