Company to maintain a leadership position in addressing issues related to the plight of seafarers
Tristar Group’s ongoing ‘Safety at Sea’ initiatives looking after the health and well-being of seafarers were recognized by the Maritime Industry in the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa during the latest Seatrade Maritime Awards in mid-December 2021.
This comes after the Maritime Logistics division of the company conducted its 3rd annual ‘Safety at Sea’ conference at the Indian Pavilion in the Expo 2020 on December 8.
Group CEO Eugene Mayne, received the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award from Andy Bowerman, Regional Director, The Mission to Seafarers, Middle East & South Asia, who was one of the main speakers at the event where he spoke about seafarers as victims of circumstances.
“Tristar will continue to maintain a leadership position in addressing issues related to the plight of seafarers as this is a global issue which needs all stakeholders to come together to improve the health and well-being of our seagoing colleagues,” explained Mayne right after the 3rd conference.
The company has been consistent in its concern for workers at sea. Earlier, Mayne called for a broader recognition of seafarers as key workers. He was already echoing the Neptune Declaration at that time even before the company became a signatory to it.
Signed by more than 850 companies and organizations, the declaration recognizes the shared responsibility of stakeholders to prioritize health and well-being of seafarers and ensure a resilient supply chain. “We intend to create a robust platform to discuss and implement an ecosystem that will enable seafarers to seek counselling or professional advice,” concluded Mayne.