International Day of Seafarers 2020

St Helena being in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, is linked to the rest of the world by ship.  Even when there are no flights, the lifeline was, is and will always be by sea.  This time around we have the MV Helena being our lifeline, before it was the RMS St Helena

So today we give our appreciation of the Seafarers by posting our best Aerial Shots of various marine vessels, from cruise ships to cargo ships and the beloved RMS St Helena.

Thank You to all that are a part of the MV Helena and Andrew Weir for all you do to keep our island of St Helena stocked up with supplies.

Below extract text from imo.org

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2020 campaign – Seafarers are Key Workers

​Seafarers are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, playing an essential role in maintaining the flow of vital goods, such as food, medicines and medical supplies. However, the crisis has led to difficult working conditions for seafarers, including uncertainties and difficulties about port access, re-supply, crew changeovers and repatriation. 

This year, the Day of the Seafarer campaign calls on Member States to recognize seafarers as key workers – and to provide them with the support, assistance and travel options open to all key workers during the pandemic.

The 2020 Day of the Seafarer campaign pays tribute to seafarers, acknowledging their sacrifice and the issues they face. Many seafarers have been away from home for months and are unsure when they will be able to return home due to travel restrictions. 

The campaign also seeks to raise awareness of the work achieved by seafarers in response to the pandemic and to thank them for their contribution. Everyone is invited to recognize that the ability of seafarers to deliver vital goods is central to responding to, and eventually overcoming, this pandemic.

The campaign encourages everyone to treat seafarers with the respect and dignity they deserve so that they can continue to provide their vital services to keep world trade moving. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

text from imo.org
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When I take flight with the Drone, my all time favorite to photograph is ships, all of my images posted here in this blog post are some of my best of the various vessels and this post is dedicated to those running on the front line supplying us with goods, medical supplies, and so much more during these times, when they cannot be with their families. 

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!!

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