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THE TEN REASONS SEAFARERS ARE VITAL TO THE WORLD – The Maritime Ireland Radio Show Christmas Newsletter

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL SEAFARERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE AT SEA, ABOARD SHIPS, AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES THIS CHRISTMASTIME.

For the past thousands of years people from around the world have been sending goods through seaways. From the clothes people wear to the food they eat, almost everything today is brought to them through ships. The shipping industry, also termed as the invisible industry by many, is crucial to the existence of the global economy, yet very few people have any idea what happens at the high seas. It is an industry which is secretive and fascinating at the same time. As vital as the industry is to the world and its people, equally important is the work of the seafarers who perform one of the toughest jobs in the world by running those massive ships through the roughest seas and riskiest areas. If it wasn’t for them, the global trade would come to a standstill, people would be devoid of their basic necessities and some nations would find it extremely difficult to even survive. Seafarers are one of those neglected professions, who have often been overlooked, not only by international organizations but also by their own countries. Their is a tough lifestyle. They endure hardships at sea to make sure the world and its people continue to enjoy their life on shore.

90% of the world’s food, fuel, raw material and manufactured goods are delivered by sea. Nearly all things sold worldwide are transported through ships, which need skilled seafarers to operate, maintain and repair. What would happen to the world if the ships and seafarers didn’t work? The world would come to a halt and the people would be devoid of their basic necessities. It is because of these skilled and brave people, called seafarers, that businesses around the world continue to thrive and people are able to buy the things they desire from their favorite stores. Though seafarers work in a closed fraternity, which is not visible to outsiders, their work is indispensable. It is high time they get the respect and importance that they deserve.

THE TEN REASONS THE WORLD SHOULD THANK SEAFARERS

1. Seafarers Run the Global Economy 2. Seafarers Sacrifice Their Social Life 3. Seafarers Fight The Toughest Seas and Roughest Weather 4. Seafarers Risk Their Lives Through Piracy and War Zones 5. Seafarers Face Extreme Health Hazards 6. Seafarers Follow Toughest Regulations and Laws 7. Seafarers Work Round the Clock With Monotonous Routines 8. Seafarers Work The Most Without the Basic Rights 9. Seafarers Are At High Risk Of Criminalisation and Abandonment While Performing Their Duties 10. Seafarers Live With Least Accommodation And Communication Facilities

From MARINE INSIGHT website https://www.marineinsight.com/life-at-sea/10-reasons-you-must-thank-seafarers/

Share this article to as many people as possible – Seafarers deserve respect and appreciation.

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