Neil Oliver said: “As an island nation we absolutely depend on seafarers and the work they do 365 days a year. They handle 95% of our imports, deliver fuel for our power stations, protect our shipping and provide food for our tables. Seafarers Awareness Week is about acknowledging their impact on our daily lives.”
Seafarers Awareness Week highlights seafarers’ unique welfare needs, as they face tough working lives, the challenges of being at sea in rough weather, long periods of isolation and rare opportunities to keep in touch with family and friends.
For more information about Seafarers Awareness Week please visit the website at www.seafarersawarenessweek.org or phone Seafarers UK on 020 7932 0000.