World Maritime Day to celebrate or to fight?

Today Sep 24 is a World Maritime Day, something we’re supposed to celebrate, somehow. From my soviet days, I take professional days as a nuisance, hypocrite leftists virtue signaling and propaganda. But many people including my friends, take it more or less seriously. OK, what is it this time? There’s a fresh slogan for each WMD, a focus, and this year there are two of them – first is sustainable shipping for sustainable planet, whatever the devil it means (nothing good for us commons, if we read UN Agenda 2021), and second is crew change crisis. “IMO also plans to use the day to raise awareness of the plight of the world’s seafarers during the COVID-19 crisis” – again. There’s hardly a day passing without IMO raising awareness on this issue, awareness is so high that it’s already hit the skies and rocketed into space, but nothing changes – for better, I mean. My guess is, IMO awareness is flying too high to be of any practical use. All in all, nothing new, nothing unexpected and surprising in IMO message, business as usual – sustainable-awareness-move forward-address the plight-emission reduction-… ITF once again barked at FOCs as the main obstacle on the way of solving crew crisis – nothing new here, too.
I believe, everything they said and advocate for, is in stark contrast with reality. I believe, their policy and their actions are supporting the unfolding crime against humanity, crime under the name of “pandemic”. I believe, there’s only one awareness we must raise – awareness of “pandemic” scam and of our shameful submission to it and to those who’re pushing it. Seamen are victims, they’re among those who suffered and continue suffering, most. I advise my readers to watch video below, one of most brief but comprehensive, analyses of “pandemic” scam and crime. There are tens of thousands of videos, articles and materials, which debunk “deadly pandemic” narrative, and highlight the persons and organizations pushing it. Listen to at least some of them, and ask yourself – why do seamen suffer? What’s the “deadly threat”, where it is, in what form? What plague hits brains of so many people around the world, that they became so afraid and turned into mindless, controlled sheep flock?
What we must do – are we to knee and beg governments to ease crew change rules, or are we to stand up and demand from governments immediate lift of all and every restrictions?



My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.