“The shipping associations call on all nations and international organisations to protect seafarers, international trade in the Red Sea, and to support the welfare of the global commons by bringing all pressure to bear on the aggressors so that these intolerable attacks cease with immediate effect,” they said.

The International Bargaining Forum, which comprises the ITF and the Joint Negotiating Group of maritime employers, designated the southern section of the Red Sea and Bab El-Mandeb as a High Risk Area late last month.