Happy International Day of the Seafarer 2023!

25 Jun 2023

Today is International Seafarers’ Day, and MARPOL is the world Maritime theme for 2023:

Seafarers have a unique role and active contribution to protecting the marine environment.

Taking this opportunity, and as the European Commission’s proposal for the revision of the EU Ship-Source Pollution Directive was published on the 1 of June, we once again ask for ensuring Fair Treatment of Seafarers in the event of a maritime accident.

Seafarers have the right to undertake their work without fear of being treated unfairly or, even worse, placed in detention without recourse to fair justice and representation.

Happy Seafarers’ Day with clean oceans for a sustainable future for all humankind!