International Seafarers'
Welfare and Assistance Network

December 2018 e-news

Welcome to our final e-news of 2018! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from everyone at ISWAN.

Thinking of seafarers at Christmas

December 18, 2018
While many of us will spend Christmas with our families, many seafarers will be spending the holiday period on the high seas away from their loved ones.
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The Welfare of Superyacht Crew – Report launched

December 05, 2018
The results of new research into the welfare needs of superyacht crew were announced on Monday at a seminar held at Inmarsat’s headquarters in London.
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ISWAN calls on Port of Odessa to reconsider closing seafarer centre

December 10, 2018
ISWAN calls on the Port of Odessa to reconsider its decision to close down Odessa Seamen's Club.
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An update from the International Port Welfare Partnership (IPWP) programme

December 14, 2018
The latest progress report from the ISWAN programme managed by the Merchant Navy Welfare Board.
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Seafarer with hepatitis C supported by Seafarers Emergency Fund

December 17, 2018
When a seafarer or their family are involved in a sudden and unforeseen situation, they may require financial support. In cases where no other help is available, the Seafarers Emergency Fund (SEF) may be able to provide immediate, essential aid. A Filipino seafarer who had been working at sea for…
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Date confirmed for International Seafarers' Welfare Awards 2019

December 19, 2018
Next year’s awards will take place on Wednesday 11 September 2019 as part of London International Shipping Week.
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ISWAN India joins panel at Workshop on Maritime Security and Piracy

December 20, 2018
On 10 December 2018, our Regional Director in South Asia, Chirag Bahri, joined a panel of speakers at the workshop organised by the Directorate General of Shipping in Mumbai.
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Wearable technology and seafarers

December 13, 2018
There is much debate surrounding technology in shipping, and the issue of wearables and of monitoring seafarers is a hugely important issue for the future.
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Promoting hydration on board

June 24, 2019

One of our projects this year was a pilot hydration campaign on board four Nakilat LNG tankers.

We produced resources to promote hydration to seafarers on board, including a toolkit, posters and a urine chart. Click below to download the resources and read more about the campaign.

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Support seafarers as you shop!

June 24, 2019

Doing any last-minute online shopping for Christmas, or planning to hit the sales after the festive period?

Start your Amazon shopping with the link smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1102946-0 and AmazonSmile will donate to us at no cost to you! Click below to find out more and start shopping...

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