Projects

The International Seafarers' Welfare Awards - now in their 7th year - aim to raise the profile of seafarers' welfare across the maritime industry by inviting seafarers to nominate candidates across four categories: Shipping Companies, Ports, Seafarer Centres and individuals. Winners are selected by an esteemed panel of judges made up of experts who are dedicated to improving the lives of seafarers. Nominations are now open…
With support from a number of partners in India, ISWAN has launched a campaign to discourage Indian seafarers from signing up with crewing agencies which have not registered with the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS). Every year, thousands of Indian seafarers join merchant shipping through unregistered crewing agencies. Many of them have been left stranded outside India or not been paid their wages. Some have…
Training On Board (TOB) is an international training, nutrition and health project initiated by the Norwegian Maritime Authority in Haugesund on behalf of ISWAN. Access the website at www.trainingonboard.org Training on board offers seafarers an accessible, free, and motivational training programme that will encourage them to take care of their own health and fitness. The project is fully funded by ITF Seafarers' Trust. The main…
The Seafarers' Health Information Project (SHIP) is still continuing to promote and distribute health information materials to shipping companies, seafarer centres, and direct to seafarers. SHIP covers AIDS and HIV, Malaria, Hygiene, Healthy living, and other topics. Examples of the materials can be found on the SHIP website. Shipping companies can purchase the material. There are discounts for bulk orders. Please contact us here for…
International Port Welfare Partnership (IPWP) is an International Seafarers' Welfare Assistance Network (ISWAN) pilot project funded by the International Transport Workers' Federation Seafarers' Trust (ITFST) and managed by the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB). It aims to encourage and support the establishment of welfare boards worldwide, in accordance with ILO MLC, 2006. Welfare Boards provide the forum for maritime organisations to regularly meet and support…
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNER AND RUNNERS-UP. ALL THE SHORTLISTED ENTRIES CAN BE VIEWED HERE. ISWAN is excited to announce the launch of our 2017 Photo Competition for seafarers. We would like to invite all seafarers to submit photos of a typical day in seafaring life, including work, port and leisure time. Entrants do not have…