International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network at a glance:

In 2018-19, ISWAN's SeafarerHelp assisted 8,111 seafarers...

...and the helpline was contacted by seafarers of 91 different nationalities

In 2018-19, our relief funds awarded a total of 75,860.35 USD to seafarers



Our free, 24-hour, multilingual helpline for seafarers and their families.

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'We safely arrived already in the Philippines.. Once again thank you thank you thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts for your assistance.. We will soon see our families.'


Emergency fund covers seafarer’s medical costs and school fees during lockdown

Our SeafarerHelp team received a message from a seafarer who had not worked at sea for over a year due to a medical condition and needed financial support.

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