by Jason Zuidema, NAMMA
Often, seafarers’ welfare is done ‘under the radar’. It is often said that the general public does not pay all that much attention to shipping, a proverbial “sea blindness”. In previous years, this has meant that seafarers’ welfare providers needed to spend that much more time justifying their work and educating the public about why seafarers and shipping were so important.
Since the global COVID-19 pandemic, shipping and the work of seafarers’ welfare hit the news. The following is a list of all the news stories in NAMMA’s region that talk about the work of our members and partners: