Being at sea can be risky and difficult at the best of times – but amid the ravages of COVID-19, those concerns have only mounted.
That is why marine insurers The American Club and Eagle Ocean Marine have produced a new YouTube video entitled Weathering the Storm to salute the services that seafarers are offering during the pandemic.
“As seafarers labor in their essential role of enabling global trade, they must now confront the perils of the present pandemic, such as isolation, with the same composure as that with which they traditionally confront the perils of the sea,” said Joseph E.M. Hughes, chairman and CEO of Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., Managers for the American Club.
“In this presentation we honor these heroes of the sea as they weather the storm during the COVID-19 crisis and continue with the vital role they play on the frontlines of the global economy.”
The club is also offering updated advice to its members and those insured by Eagle Ocean Marine related to COVID-19 with a dedicated webpage.