Polaris has made a donation of food, clothes, books, puzzles and toileteries to its nominated charity Liverpool Seafarers Centre.
Polaris MD Ben Pinnington made the donation to the charity’s Crosby centre on behalf of the company with his children. He said:
“Seafarers are the forgotten heroes of the coronavirus pandemic – supplying 95pc of UK trade including medicine, fuel, food and clothes. We are very proud to support LSC and its annual Christmas appeal. If you can, please help. The charity is seeking new Christmas gifts to give to seafarers visiting Liverpool during December including confectionary, books, puzzles, shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes. Gift boxes can be dropped into LSC’s centres in Crosby or Eastham.”
Read LSC press release: https://lnkd.in/dchtzhE
* International Maritime Organization figures estimate 400,000 seafarers are currently stranded at sea waiting for repatriation with a further 400,000 ashore waiting to relieve them, often with little or no pay.
* Most seafarers work a contract length of nine months, but many have now been at sea for up to 15 months working on average 10-12 hours a day.
* Seafarers face isolation, sleep disruption, exhaustion. A recent survey revealed that one in five seafarers had thought of self-harm. #maritime #seafarers #shippingindustry