COVID-19: Fact Suppression or Careless Under-reporting of Seafarer’s Struggles?

“Panic is there onboard as well as at home. In this severe situation we would like to be with our families to support them.”  Seafarer 25 March 2020. London. UK. CEO David Hammond shares his thoughts and position from evidence presented to the charitable NGO for what appears to be an unexplained under-reporting of the detail of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on displaced and abandoned seafarers, as well as on their suffering families.

COVID-19: Social Exclusion for Returning Seafarers strains Family Relationships

"Little did I know that the excitement of going home finally after 6.5 months would turn into a nightmare after I landed." London. UK. Over the last 72 hours, Human Rights at Sea has been deluged with Indian seafarers getting in contact with the charitable NGO outlining the challenges they are facing during the current COVID-19 crisis. This now includes emerging issues relating to unexpected social exclusion when some seafarers return home.

HRAS COVID-19 Update

London.UK. Noting the extraordinary situation of the continuing spread of COVID19 globally and the related uncertainties surrounding the resultant knock-on effects, Human Rights at Sea, as a virtually-run organisation, will continue its business continuity while taking all necessary measures to protect staff and researchers engaged in day-to-day activities.

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