A week or so ago, the Maritime Executive published an article about a merchant mariner who was hijacked four years ago. No longer serving the shipping company, he was receiving no pay. His family was suffering. Their friends and families had dipped well into their savings in an effort to help them, but the well was running dry.
Now, efforts are being made to establish a declaration on human rights for those at sea. This is important, because piracy at sea is increasing exponentially. Mariners are not safe!
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