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Connecting and Collaborating

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The past week has seen the world come together to provide rescue services to Turkey and Syria in the wake of the devastating earthquake, which as of this writing has claimed 35,000 souls with an expectation that the final count will top 50,000. Nations have connected and collaborated to face this crisis despite politics or government stance.

But connecting and collaborating doesn’t have to be reserved for times of crisis. These tools are for opportunity as well and are being used by our industry to push for change. We are raising the awareness of some of our worst practices, such as seafarer abandonment and sexual assault, to create areas of connection and collaboration in order to create improved working conditions. We are seeing private/public partnerships flourishing to give us the infrastructure we need for growth and development, and we are coming together to solve the challenges of decarbonization.

We don’t know when, or where, the next earthquake will strike. Or the next gale, or fire.  But we are better together as we connect and collaborate to face our future.

Keep optimizing,

Carleen Lyden Walker
Chief Evolution Officer
IMO Maritime Ambassador
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