MUMBAI, Sept. 21
India, the second largest supplier of seafarers worldwide, is setting a record of different sorts at the M.V. Global Mariner anchored since September 16 at Mumbai port. The ship, owned by the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF), is the "world's first ship to campaign globally for workers' rights".
In its 18-month-long tour of world ports, Mumbai is Global Mariner's 64th port of call. On Monday, the long queue of people outside the Mumbai port waiting to step aboard a ship, pushed the ship's list of visitors past the half-a-million mark.
According to Mr. Mark Dickinson, Assistant General Secretary, …