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Why Seafarers Matter?

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There are over 1.7 million seafarers worldwide. Seafarers leave their families to earn money that can be sent home to their spouses, children, and parents. They are often away for 4 to 9 months at a time. During these periods shore leave can be a rarity, as seafarers ensure that the essential items and commodities on which our lives depend arrive safely at our homes. Just look around your home to see the importance of what seafarers do. Chances are your television, your laptop, your fridge, your clothing and your car just to name a few items – were all brought to you by sea.  Today, 90% of world trade is carried by ship. Globally, there are over 50,000 merchant ships trading internationally and the total cargo capacity of the world merchant shipping fleet is 1.75 billion deadweight tonnes (DWT). The people responsible for maintaining, running and operating the fleet are seafarers. Seafarers Matter! They Run the Global Economy!Seafarers Matter! They Sacrifice Their Social Life for You!Seafarers Matter! They Risk Their Lives for You!Seafarers Matter! They Live With Least Accommodation And Communication Facilities!Seafarers Matter! Support the Global Petition