Our civic association was established just as Covid-19 was emerging as a global problem. It was a difficult situation for us all, and for our sailors. Slovak sailors work abroad and at home in Slovakia and have often been forced to promote their own interests and seek assistance and representation in matters critical for their work. These include ensuring smooth crew changes on shipping vessels and travel to and from work without restriction. Shipping is an essential part of international transport and we believe it could be the most important given the tonnage of products and materials such as oil, petrol, diesel fuel, containers with foodstuffs and other commodities that are shipped to large scale enterprises and which are then distributed along transport routes right to your home.

Our OZ Lodníci SK civic association was established at the recommendation of EU MEPs and Slovak institutions, including the Ministry of Transport and Construction, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, and the Ministry of Interior, to ensure we organise and can better meet our working needs and fulfil our common interests while mutually aiding one another. We are a critical part of transport around the world and if you are interested in supporting our efforts and our civic association, please feel free to make a financial contribution to our account at Slovenská Sporiteľňa(SLSP) SK03 0900 0000 0051 7443 8662. If you are interested in becoming a member and enjoying the benefits of membership, please submit the electronic application available here on the website and pay the membership dues.

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