One of our members wrote to her local MSP about the Seafarers UK #redensign campaign and below is the reply she received. Many thanks to MSP Dave Thomson for his support to the #redensign and the Merchant Navy.
With Merchant Navy Day being celebrated this week and Seafarers being thanked and remembered for their sacrifice I thought it would be appropriate to share this story. Many thanks to Brenda for allowing us to tell her story.
~~A very important part of life for a seafaring family is communication, whether it is talking to each other, through email or phone calls. When my husband was at sea, we didn’t have access to email and phone calls were via satellite and only used on special occasions. We did use mobiles but that became so expensive (some months our bill was hundreds of pounds, and when you hear their voice you don’t think of how much it is costing) Now that wasn’t in the dark ages but communications have came a long way with nearly everyone having a Smartphone, I pad etc so people are more or less used