Inclusiveness and protections for LGBT+ workers at sea are still lagging behind progress that has been made on land, advocates say.

Martyn Illingworth, the head of operations at seafarers charity Human Rights at Sea, said there are many companies that have a corporate policy that is becoming very inclusive on shore.

But when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seafarers, those efforts are taking a long time to disseminate onto vessels.