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Wilhelmsen Crowdfunds to Support Seafarers COVID-19 Relief

May 19, 2020

(Photo: Wilhelmsen Ship Management)

(Photo: Wilhelmsen Ship Management)

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) is crowdfunding to support Mission to Seafarers (MtS), one of the largest maritime charities serving merchant crews around the world in addressing the hardships faced by the affected seafarers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption on crew change operations. The fallout effect of this has impacted approximately 150,000 seafarers onboard unable to be signed off and another 150,000 seafarers onshore unable to sign on. This disruption has impacted the affected seafarers’ welfare. For those onboard, the mental distress and anxiety to get home can be overwhelming. For those onshore, the pressure to generate income for their love ones can become overbearing.

Funds raised by employees, supporters, friends and the wider industry will be used by MtS to further amplify their existing programs that have been helping numerous seafarers in this difficult period. Their existing program includes provision of mental health support and food aid for the affected seafarers and families globally.

Show your support for the seafaring community here.

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