The International Seafarers' Welfare Awards give seafarers the chance to say thank you to companies and organisations who have offered them high quality welfare services and facilities.
By raising awareness of best practice, we hope to encourage improvements in existing welfare provision and promote new services and facilities for seafarers around the world. This is part of our ongoing work to promote the implementation of the International Labour Organization's Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006), which includes welfare obligations and recommendations.
A summary of the 2018 International Seafarers' Welfare Awards held in Geneva can be found here.
Our next awards will take place on Wednesday 11 September 2019 at the Inmarsat conference centre as part of London International Shipping Week.
Providing humanitarian support to seafarers and their families across three specific regions
Spotting the signs and responding to concerns
A free training package suitable for both individual viewing by all crew and training sessions onboard and ashore
Improving the wellbeing of seafarers: Working in partnership, seeking practical solutions (23 November, Helsinki)
We launched the results of our survey of superyacht crew in London on 3rd December 2018
We provide shipping companies and seafarers with information on staying healthy on board
A project aiming to encourage and support the establishment of welfare boards worldwide
Discouraging Indian seafarers from signing up with unregistered crewing agencies
Providing seafarers with the right tools and information to keep hydrated on board
A joint initiative looking at the health of women seafarers and where it can be improved