Despina Theodosiou calls on WISTA members to cooperate, in order to face the consequences of covid. “These past few months have certainly been trying. The world continues to battle the pandemic, with some countries being at the height of it, and others preparing for a second wave.
As we learn to navigate this unprecedented situation, the values of WISTA prove more relevant than ever: Professional, Dynamic, Open-Minded, Committed. And I will add another important value here: Collaboration. In times of crisis, of a global turmoil, collaboration not only helps us through, but it can also provide opportunities, increase efficiency and help us create a sustainable future for all”.
Seafarers are still stranded
The World Maritime Day that we celebrated recently emphasized this need for collaboration for a sustainable future. But we also need collaboration to solve the humanitarian crisis that our industry is facing due to Covid-19. Hundreds of thousands of seafarers are still stranded at sea, unable to see their families for months and working beyond their contract. We are grateful to them and their families for their sacrifice, resilience and dedication and we continue raising our voices for their safe and quick return home.
Despina Theodosiou announced that WISTA Guatemala has joined WISTA International, as the 52nd National WISTA Association. She expressed hope that members will find a world of opportunity through WISTA network.