There are some seafarers who’ve been at sea for greater than a yr on account of port restrictions.

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Whenever you need assistance, it’s a must to ask for it. That’s the reason completely different associations of the delivery business despatched a letter to the proprietor and founding father of Amazon, Jeff Bezos , asking for assist for some 400 thousand sailors trapped in service provider ships , in line with Bloomberg .

As reported by the media, the sailors remained at sea on account of port and border restrictions to cease the unfold of COVID-19.

The joint letter says that “the energy of the availability chain Amazon (and different) is fundamnetal to the success of the times marked in pink for retail of the Black Friday (Black Friday). With out these seafarers, world commerce as we all know it could merely stop to exist ”. Teams such because the Worldwide Chamber of Delivery (ICS) participated within the doc. As well as, it’s emphasised that about 90 p.c of world commerce depends upon maritime transport.

Additionally, within the textual content they ask that Bezos exert strain on the brand new US administration, President-elect John Biden, and different leaders to acknowledge the work of seafarers. Nonetheless, Amazon didn’t instantly reply .

In line with an investigation earlier this yr by Bloomberg, 40 seafarers from completely different searches have been discovered to explain deteriorating circumstances. As well as, that they had no present contracts and a few even had not obtained funds in additional than two months. Now, a lot of the crew had not left the ships in months due to the pandemic.

“Unforgivably, greater than 400,000 of our colleagues and seafarers, who help the motion of products world wide, are at the moment stranded aboard their vessels, as a result of governments is not going to acknowledge their essential function and won’t prioritize them with immigration and journey functions ”, signifies the letter addressed to the richest man on this planet, Jeff Bezos .

Keep in mind that   On Prime Day , there was a strike in Germany by Amazon staff, as they demanded higher working circumstances and pay, in addition to respect.