Projects

Photo: Eddie Keogh/Silverhub for Prudential RideLondon We have charity places in this year's Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday 29th July and we need you! The 100-mile route was made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics – starting in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it offers a traffic-free ride along closed roads in the capital and through stunning countryside in Surrey, with…
We have charity places in this year's Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 14th October and we need you! The stunning 13.1-mile route on closed roads passes some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks, including Buckingham Palace and Horse Guards Parade, and travels through four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. Are you up for…
The Seafarers' Health Information Programme (SHIP) promotes and distributes health information materials to shipping companies, seafarer centres, and direct to seafarers. SHIP covers AIDS and HIV, malaria, hygiene, healthy living, mental wellbeing 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 a price…
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 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. The shortlist has been…
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…
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…