The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is supporting the call to action to recognize the significant efforts being made by seafarers and offshore workers globally during these challenging times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Associations such as the International Chamber of Shipping, its members, shipowners and port operators are encouraging vessel masters to participate in an act of recognition by requesting that all vessels in ports around the world sound their ship’s whistle on 1 May 2020 at 12.00hrs, providing it is safe to do so.

This move is to celebrate and recognise the contributions and sacrifices that all workers, including all maritime workers both on-board and onshore, have been making during the current COVID-19 crisis.

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