With 150,000 seafarers onboard vessels and unable to sign-off and 150,000 more stuck ashore unable to start their contracts due to the measures to curb the COVID-19 pandemic welfare provision has been severely disrupted at a time of heightened mental pressure.
“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,” a joint statement from WSM and MtS said.
WSM is raising funds from employees, supporters, friends, and the wider industry to help MtS in its existing programmes.
To show support for the initiative you can go to this link: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/wilhelmsensupportsthemissiontoseafarers
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