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The International Committee on Seafarers' Welfare (ICSW) has today launched a NEW ONLINE TOOLKIT on seafarers' welfare. The new toolkit is aimed at all organisations and individuals involved with seafarers' welfare around the world. The toolkit comprises of a set of tools on National Welfare Boards, port welfare committees, and fundraising for seafarers' welfare. Additional content on seafarers' welfare and cruise ships, running successful seafarer centres, and…
The Stella Maris Seafarers’ Centre in Brisbane is well on the way to planning for the future. With a three way partnership between the Australian Mariners’ Welfare Society, the National Office of the Apostleship of the Sea and the Stella Maris Brisbane Committee, who raised over $20,000.00 to install solar panels.The solar panels will generate 5kWh of power every hour during day light and reduce…
The International Committee on Seafarers’ Welfare is organising a one day seminar on Seafarers’ Welfare at the Danish Shipowners Association in Copenhagen on Thursday 14 April. The seminar will look at the current issues and problems facing seafarers’ welfare. These include the welfare of seafarers and their families affected by piracy, communications at sea and in port for seafarers, and the using the Maritime Labour…
Ship owners and seafarers are calling on ‘people power’ to push their governments to act now and show the political will to resolve the growing Somali piracy crisis before it strangles world trade and before more innocent seafarers are tortured and murdered. The SOS Save Our Seafarers campaign, launched today by BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the International Shipping Federation (ISF), Intercargo, INTERTANKO…