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Save Our Seafarers

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About  SaveOurSeafarers

The success of the entire global economy rests on unhindered and efficient sea transportation.

Upwards of 100,000 ships and 1.5m seafarers are humanity’s lifeline.

SaveOurSeafarers is an international, not-for-profit, anti-piracy campaign which was launched in March 2011 by a group of five influential maritime associations. 

In the past year, the number of maritime associations, trade unions and P&I insurers supporting the campaign has risen to thirty-three; the largest number of maritime organisations ever to unite behind a single cause.

Piracy imperils seafarer’s lives and wellbeing and costs the industry billions each year. It cannot be allowed to escalate further.

The campaign has succeeded in putting Somali piracy on the public and political agenda in numerous maritime nations during the past year. There are clear signs these nations’ political resolve to defeat piracy is strengthening.  We need your support to maintain this progress.

All the world’s seafarers demand an end to piracy

Our aim and objectives

Our aim is to eradicate piracy around the world, in particular Somalia-based piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, by;

  1. Working with industry to ensure the maintenance of naval forces involved in counter piracy activity, with increase in strength and mandate as necessary to lessen risk to ships and seafarers.
  2. Ensuring that when pirates are arrested by security forces, evidence will be gathered - and that they will face trial, sentencing and punishment.
  3. Endorsing the UN principle of financing, building and operating courts and jails in the cooperating autonomous regions of Somalia and neighbouring states.
  4. Seeking a sustainable political solution to the underlying problems in Somalia.
  5. Supporting the introduction of counter measures and a criminal information database.

Consign maritime piracy to history.

Contributors

  • BIMCO
  • Britannia P&I Club
  • Gard AS
  • ICS - International Chamber of Shipping
  • IG – International Group of P&I Clubs
  • IMEC - International Maritime Employer's Committee Ltd
  • Intercargo – International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners
  • InterManager – International Association of Ship Managers
  • INTERTANKO – International Association of Independent Tanker Owners
  • ITF – International Transport Workers’ Federation
  • London P&I Club
  • North of England P&I Association Ltd
  • SIGTTO
  • Skuld P&I Club
  • Standard Club (P&I Club)
  • UK P&I Club
  • WISTA UK - Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (UK)

 

Supporting Organisations (31)

ASF (Asian Shipowners’ Forum), BIMCO (international shipping association), Britannia (P&I insurance), CEFOR (Nordic Association of Marine Insurers), DNK (Den Norske Krigsforsikring for Skib), GARD (P&I insurance), GSF (Global Shippers’ Forum), IMEC (Int’l Maritime Employers' Committee), ICS/ISF (International Chamber of Shipping/International Shipping Federation) IMB (International Maritime Bureau), IMO (International Maritime Organization), Intercargo (International Assoc’n of Dry Cargo Shipowners), INTERTANKO (Int’l Association of Independent Tanker Owners),  InterManager (International Ship Managers’ Association), IG (International Group of P&I Clubs), IPTA (International Parcel Tanker Association), ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), IUMI (International Union of Marine Insurance), LMA (Lloyd’s Market Association),  The London (P&I insurance), North of England (P&I insurance), SIGTTO (Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators), SKULD P&I club, The Seamen's Church Institute, The Standard (P&I insurance), UGS (Union of Greek Shipowners), UK Chamber of Shipping, UK P&I Club (P&I insurance), WISTA UK (Women's International Shipping & Trading Association), WSC (World Shipping Council), IFSMA (Int’l Fed’n of Ship Masters Associations), Nautical Institute


Thanking the campaign contributors of SaveOurSeafarers