by Camille Simbulan, winner of the Future Maritime Leaders essay competition
Day by day, we are bombarded with statistics on the newspapers, television or online: "8.7 million people infected by COVID-19, almost half a million casualties, over 300 million job losses," and the list goes on.
Numbers give us the big picture. But are numbers all we need to see the picture clearly?
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which stranded or left jobless thousands of seafarers we must look beyond the numbers and not forget the lives and stories behind them.Download PDF