Recently launched OneLearn Global – created to provide modern-day training solutions to serve the maritime, energy, hospitality and industrial sectors – has signed up to the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change.
Joining over 750 other signatories, who have pledged to work together across the value chain with industry stakeholders, organisations and governments to implement practical crew change solutions, “OneLearn Global will do everything possible to impact key decision makers in recognising seafarers as essential key workers in keeping global supply chains operational,” says Nigel Cleave, OneLearn Global’s senior advisor.
Fully recognising the need to make tangible improvements, signatories to The Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing believe that the following actions should be implemented:
- Recognise seafarers as key workers and give them priority access to COVID-19 vaccines.
- Establish and implement gold standard health protocols based on existing best practice.
- Increase collaboration between ship operators and charterers to facilitate crew changes.
- Ensure air connectivity between key maritime hubs for seafarers.
“With a number of our team having also served at sea, we fully understand the absolute necessity for the Neptune Declaration, as well as the need to have a shared responsibility to ensure that the current crew change crisis is resolved as soon as possible. Furthermore, this experience will also provide an opportunity upon which to build a more resilient maritime supply chain,” adds Cleave.