Ships crews and their Masters: Rules for thee not for me.

I just stumbled on astounding photos taken during LONDON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WEEK 2021:
LISW21 lived up to its claim to be the ‘must attend’ event of 2021, offering up to 160 in-person, hybrid and virtual industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry. The high profile LISW21 Conference held at the IMO headquarters on 15 September, and the glittering black tie Gala Reception and Dinner, held at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich on 16 September, attracted the very highest-level government and shipping industry leaders from the UK and around the world to crown what was another amazing LISW week.
https://londoninternationalshippingweek.com/

Timed for this event, a new version of COVID-19 vaxx and safety guide was released by International Chamber of Shipping, in September. Here is the most remarkable guideline, in relation to LISW21 event:
Physical distancing, washing hands with soap and water or the use of hand sanitiser, good respiratory hygiene, and use of a mask remain the main methods to prevent spread of COVID-19 and seafarers should continue these practices once vaccinated.
https://www.ics-shipping.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Vaccination-for-Seafarers-and-Shipping-Companies-A-Practical-Guide-2.pdf

Now, look at these event photos, look closely. Try to find masks, distancing and the rest of the crap. None, right? That’s what’s all about, that’s to demonstrate us commons, who’s in charge, who’s the elite and who’re serfs in this wonderful New Normal of theirs. Rules for thee not for me, slaves. Obey and envy us and our ways of life.
One might say, that they’re all “vaccinated”. Crews are jabbed, but still required to wear muzzles, and so on. Still can’t travel unhampered (and won’t), having meanwhile, to take jab any time they’re requested to do so (there are cases when seamen were already jabbed 6 times, by different types of “vaccines”!). But tell you what – majority or all of them “elites”, aren’t that stupid, to take a deadly jab. They’re exempted or bought it. Just like US White House staff, or Senate, or Russian fucking government – they’re all together in this crime against humanity, called “pandemic, vaccination, New Normal, Build Back Better, etc”.

Look at photos, look at scum which self-acclaimed itself to be your Masters. Do you like them, do you trust them, do you think they care about you and there’s no other concern left except your wellbeing and of course, “decarbonization”?
What I found really astounding, is their total lack of shame or mere prudence. In Soviet Union, elites were much more self-conscious of their behavior, they hided their privileges and incomparably higher life standards from us, commons. It was an unspoken, unwritten, but very strictly followed, rule. Western “elites” exceeded their communist predecessors’ depravity in no time, immediately.
I’m sure there are “industry media” lapdogs somewhere in the background, happy to pick up crumbs and leftovers from Masters’ feasts, just like their communist colleagues-comrades did. Congratulations on your professionalism, impartiality and honesty. Steady as she goes, scumbags.

All I can say/advise to seamen – flee the major companies, find jobs with your nations shipowners, those whom you’ll trust, who’ll treat you like humans, not like “our dear seafarers” – an epitome of hypocrisy.
The first photo is a symbolic one. I don’t know who this fat clown is, and who’s the bitch with champagne glass, but look at photo behind him, it tells us all.
Enjoy viewing all of it: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lisw15/albums/

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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.