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This article first appeared on the ILO website and we reproduce it here with kind permission of the ILO. The international maritime community has adopted measures to protect abandoned seafarers, and to provide financial security for compensation in cases of death and long-term disability. More than 300 representatives of seafarers, shipowners and governments, meeting at the International Labour Organization (ILO) 7 to 11 April 2014,…
Crewtoo, the social networking site for seafarers, is conducting a salary survey for seafarers. If you are a seafarer, you can complete the short survey by clicking here. You can visit Crewtoo here.
The winners of the 2014 International Seafarers' Welfare Awards were announced on Monday 7 April during a high profile ceremony hosted by Secretary General of the International Labour Organisation, Mr Guy Ryder at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The winners are:• Judges Special Award : Ms Apinya Tajit, Thailand• Shipping Company of the Year: Wallem Ship Management• Port of the Year: Port…
Video of Rose George's talk at Seafarers and International House in New York on Sunday 16 March. The event was organised by SIH, NAMMA, & ISWAN and sponsored by Crewtoo.  
See the new ISWAN short videos. Thanks to Noah Leon & Jason Zuidema of NAMMA. Per Gullestrup, the new Chairman of ISWAN, talks about the welfare of seafarers. Roger Harris, Executive Director of ISWAN, talks about the work of ISWAN. Roger Harris, Executive Director of ISWAN, explains the importance of port levies for seafarers welfare  
This article first appeared on the ILO website and we reproduce it with kind permission of the ILO. Six months in force, eight years in the making: The ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 is now in full sail. Interview with Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Director, ILO International Labour Standards Department, ILO, Geneva In the six months since the ILO's historic Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 came into force,…
Shipping agents, seafarer welfare providers, unions, industry and government have met for the first time to discuss the welfare and wellbeing of seafarers at a forum organised by the Australian Seafarers' Welfare Council (ASWC). Australian Maritime Safety Authority Ship Safety General Manager Allan Schwartz said shipping agents can play a pivotal role in the welfare of seafarers. "Seafarer welfare is a shared responsibility and the…
ISWAN is holding a seminar on Cruise Ship and Seafarers Welfare in Venice, Italy on 23 May 2014. Providing welfare services and facilities to visiting seafarers from cruise ships present particular challenges for welfare organisations. Cruise ship crews are different from those on other merchant ships. For a start there are far more seafarers on a cruise ship. Also, catering and 'hotel' staff on cruise…
The International Seafarers' Welfare Awards, aimed at show-casing best practice in seafarers' welfare in the maritime industry, will take place on 7th April 2014 at the ILO in Geneva. The organisers of the Awards, the International Seafarers' Welfare Assistance Network (ISWAN), have announced the short list of finalists for the Awards: Shipping Company of the Year: BW Maritime Pte Ltd, Singapore; China Navigation Co. Pte…
A first time marathon runner, Maryanne Adams, is running her first marathon to raise much needed funds for ISWAN. Maryanne aims to raise £1000 to support the work that ISWAN does to help seafarers. Maryanne is fundraising through the Seafarers UK's Justgiving page as they currently fund SeafarerHelp, ISWAN's 24/7 free helpline for seafarers. Roger Harris, Executive Director of ISWAN, said "We deeply appreciate Maryanne's…