Projects

We have partnered with MHG Insurance Brokers to launch a survey of seafarers who work on superyachts to investigate welfare issues specific to the sector. We surveyed superyacht crew with the aim to: highlight areas of welfare needs among seafarers on superyachts see what is working well under current conditions to meet their welfare needs, and what needs improvement explore how existing seafarers’ welfare structures…
We joined forces with the International Maritime Organization in 2018 to run a photo competition in celebration of Day of the Seafarer. Seafarers were invited to submit their best photographs showing a typical day at sea, whether at work, rest or play. The theme of 2018’s Day of the Seafarer on 25 June was ‘Seafarers’ Wellbeing’, so photos needed to reflect the theme hashtags #SupportSeafarersWellbeing and…
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…
We have developed a campaign to provide seafarers with the right tools and information to maintain adequate levels of hydration. The ‘Quench’ Hydration Campaign is part of our Seafarers’ Health Information Programme (SHIP). There is currently little research on the hydration of seafarers but experience suggests that dehydration at sea can be common. Physically demanding jobs, working in hot environments and conscious decisions to drink…
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 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 Welfare Personalities. Winners are selected by an esteemed panel of judges made up of experts who are dedicated to improving the lives of seafarers. The winners of the…
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…
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…