IMO Secretary-General ‘appalled’ at latest attack in Red Sea, demands maximum assistance for seafarers


A statement issued today by IMO Secretary-General Arsenio Dominguez reads:

“Once again, I am appalled at the fact that seafarers going about their work continue to be targeted and injured. I am truly saddened to learn that one crew member is currently unaccounted for on merchant vessel TUTOR, following an attack on the ship in the Red Sea.

“My thoughts and those of IMO, are with the family of the crew member.

“I strongly condemn any type of attack against international shipping, regardless of its motivation or cause.

“I demand all governments and relevant organizations to provide maximum assistance to seafarers affected, and to spare no effort in finding a resolution to this crisis.

“This situation cannot go on. Everybody is going to feel the negative effect if international shipping is not able to trade as normal. But our commitment is, above all, safeguarding the safety of all seafarers.”