GOOD PRACTICE FOR SHIPPING COMPANIES AND MANNING AGENTS FOR THE HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT OF SEAFARERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
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The maritime piracy together with the armed robbery are considered two maybe the most serious threats affecting the international maritime shipping community of today. Regretfully, it takes place everywhere and not only off Somalia or South China Sea.
Though numerous military and diplomatic initiatives have been already undertaken by many countries and despite all protective measures adopted by the ship operators, ship owners and managers, the ships are still attacked and the seafarers on board are regularly put at risk when working in the international waters.
The United Nations in cooperation with the IMO has recognized that much more should be done in order to provide necessary support not only to the seafarers but also to their families. Since the seafarers play a key role in such incidents, the appropriate preparation activities are considered integral to their health and well-being - and they are equally important to their family members.
Duly recognizing all above mentioned factors, the partner organizations represented by the ship owners and managers, ship agents, insurers and ship agents collaborating with the major inter-governmental entities, have established the Humanitarian Response Program...
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