Sailors’ Society has launched a crisis appeal to provide assistance to seafarers affected by the conflict in the Red Sea. The appeal aims to raise funds to support the efforts of crisis responders in helping seafarers navigate the challenges they face in the region. Boet Van Schalkwyk, a member of the global crisis response team, highlighted the stress and anxiety experienced by seafarers, particularly those navigating the Red Sea and the Horn of Africa.
Seafarers in the Red Sea are dealing with the fear of Houthi explosive drones and missiles, while alternative routes around the Horn of Africa pose threats such as tropical cyclones and piracy attacks. Boet emphasized the urgency of supporting Sailors’ Society’s appeal, highlighting the crucial work the organization is doing to assist seafarers in real-time incidents. He encouraged people to contribute, emphasizing the organization’s continuous availability and support for seafarers and their families facing various traumas around the clock. The crisis appeal sheds light on the hidden costs of the conflict and aims to address the challenges faced by seafarers navigating the Red Sea and those redirected around the Horn of Africa. The appeal seeks to provide financial support for the efforts of crisis responders in assisting seafarers affected by the conflict. Boet Van Schalkwyk, a member of the global team of crisis responders, highlighted the stress and anxiety experienced by seafarers and emphasized the urgency of supporting the appeal to help the organization assist seafarers in real-time incidents.
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