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25 JUNE 2021—Even before the pandemic hit, seafaring was already among the most challenging of trades. Out at sea miles away from the comforts of home, our seafarers are key to ensuring that goods reach those who need them the most right when they are need the most. Now, as frontliners amid a worldwide health crisis, seafarers face even higher risks and greater demands than before.

The past year and a half has been very challenging for everyone in the maritime industry. Despite the proverbial sea of challenges, may our seafarers’ courage and dedication remain steady while we work together towards better policies and labor conditions in the industry.

Here’s to hoping for a fairer future for our heroes at sea. Happy Day of the Filipino Seafarer! Salute!

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