In 2019-20, ISWAN's SeafarerHelp assisted 13,554 seafarers...
...and we were contacted by seafarers of 95 different nationalities
In 2019-20, our relief funds awarded more than 63,300 USD to seafarers
Our free, 24-hour, multilingual helpline for seafarers and their families.Learn more
In 2019, five Indian seafarers were kidnapped from their vessel in the Gulf of Guinea by Nigerian pirates and held hostage for more than two months. Two of the seafarers, Sudeep and Ankit, told us about their harrowing ordeal.Read more