Rumours May Stifle Japan Recovery Says JSA

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Mar 252011

Japan’s Shipowners Association, JSA, fears that false information and rumours circulating on the internet, including maritime-related discussion groups, will slow Japan’s recovery from the recent series of devastating tragedies that hit the country.

In a letter to the International Chamber of Shipping/International Shipping Federation the JSA says: “…we are afraid that, if we leave prevailing of such rumours, it will disturb the early recovery of normal lives for the survivors, who are desperately in need for the hearty aiding materials from all over the world. Such situation should never be allowed from humane view points. The rumours will also eventually bring irrecoverable serious adverse economical results, which may include jeopardizing of seafarers’ stable employment”. Continue reading »