One Year On
SaveOurSeafarers was established in March 2011 and is calling for unified action to raise awareness of the human and economic cost of piracy.
SOS SaveOurSeafarers celebrates 1st anniversary
Today is the first anniversary of SaveOurSeafarers and we would like to thank everyone who has supported us in helping to raise awareness of the human and economic cost of Somali piracy.
Our campaign has gathered serious momentum since the launch, and represents the largest global grouping of seafarers’ organisations, shipping companies and shipping industry associations including IMEC, BIMCO, Intermanager, INTERTANKO and the ITF.
In addition, the campaign has gained the support of the Philippine and Georgian governments and obtained coverage in key global publications including, Time, the Sunday Times and the Wall Street Journal.
We have helped to secure increasing political awareness and interest in the issue, including the recent International Conference on Somalia held in London last week, but there is still a long way to go.
We would like to thank you all for your on-going support that has helped bring this issue to the forefront of international attention.
- Thanks to you someone, somewhere, has sent a letter from the website every 16.7 minutes since the campaign started, day-in day-out, around the clock.
- The film has been watched for 42,000 minutes – 700 hours, on YouTube alone.