Get our seafarers back to India

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Hi,

This is request to the government of Goa to get our seafarers back to goa (india) they are stuck in the sea they are going to mental stress.eveyday we get to hear new cases and deaths of a crew member even the seafarers have a family here is a voice of a crew member 

*Please circulate to everyone so our voices could be heard.*

Dear Indian/Goan Seafarers,

It’s very certain that our Goa State and Central government are not very serious of bringing the Seafarers who are cautiously praying and looking forward assistance from the Government to allow charter flights to land during lockdown. However, the State and Central government are busy giving permission to other countries to bring charter flights in India and specially Goa to take respective tourist from foreign countries. This Govt.have demonstrated more affection to firangis then their own nationals who are praying to government since last one month. Following the press briefing you can only hear our CM say this is a national level case however let me remind our CM that India is ranking third @42.3% of Sea Farers out that 70% are of Goan origin so as CM of the state you should be pressing hard for our safe arrival however currently this is only subject to media briefing only ………………

Do we don’t have our families and loved ones? only the tourist have families? we are not stating that they should not be assisted but as true nationals of the country and state we are also looking for that affection from our PM and CM which is not happening at this time. CM is only saying talks are going one, but our question is, Are the talk going on is to get our dead bodies back home in an organized manner? The Sea Farers are literally frustrated with the govt. action towards its own nationals.

Govt. of Caribbean Islands/ Philippines, Indonesia are working tirelessly to fly off their nationals however we are still mercy of our State and Central Govt which is not initiating any movement.

Few of the companies have come up with a suggestion to ship off the crew member to their respective countries and they are doing so with Philippines/ Chinese and Indonesian however there is no approval from our Govt.And is seating pretty by following appropriate method and measures of social distancing from their own nationals who are Sea Farers.

Couple of our Goan MLA came out for publicity and vanished without a whisker, one wrote letter to the PM and posted on social media and other wanted to become a star so can we ask this two politician how much pressure they have adopted towards the State government to press the Central Govt. to come into rapid action and ask the MEA to work with Embassies. Nothing of the sort is happened yet and why we are sure is because our respective companies are contacting the embassies however their request are rejected and why this is happening because our Central Govt and State Govt. are not very serious about the welfare of Seafarer at this critical time. Our companies would like us to leave at the earliest to our countries and this can only happen if our Central and State Govt actively take interest into this, which is not happening at this time.

Goa have a majority of catholic MLA’s and each one of them have people working on ships and outside India in their respective consistency , so where are this MLA’s hold now, few of them are busy assisting the migrant laborer’s which is a good cause however what the use none of them are pressing the govt to bring the Seafarers which could have been even a better cause. Seems like no use of having the MLA,s who cannot be our voice when we need them.

*SHAME ON YOU ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES*

We collectively thanking our respective companies for their extended help with food/ shelter/ remuneration and medical assistance including free WIFI. They have kept us all in intense lockdown and placed us in single cabins and the food is getting delivered however we are all scared about the future and indeed would like to return home to our country the earliest.

Our Govt is talking stringent measures if social distancing is not maintained however they could not stop group congregation in the heart of the capital as a result the virus has been extended to various states, and because of this the Country is thinking of extending the lockdown period until May and the sufferers will be Sea Farers for incompetency of Govt. machinery not able to stop the congregation during lockdown period.

So next time the Central Govt can give a public call for putting off the lights and flashing candles and phone is when the bodies of Sea Farers will be landed in India, and immediately after that they can also ask the public to CLAP and applause to thank the airlines for flying the bodies safely to India.

Frustrated Sea Farers WE DONT NEED ANYTHING FROM THE GOVT WE ONLY ASK U GUYS TO CONTROL YOUR PEOPLE SO THAT THE VIRUS DOSENT SPREAD MORE. AND THEN OPEN THE AIRPORTS FOR US SO THAT OUR RESPECTIVE COMPANYS WILL SEND US HOME SAFELY COS MORE THEN OUR GOVT OUR COMPANYS ARE WORRIED ABOUT OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY. HATS OFF TO CRUISE LINES ALL OVER THE WORLD