International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network at a glance:

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


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Our free, confidential helpline SeafarerHelp is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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‘I am very glad that I found you. You are on my side and you know how to adequately help sailors. You know how to listen and understand’



Vaccinating seafarers across India against COVID-19

Since the beginning of June, ISWAN has been coordinating a vaccination drive for seafarers across India in response to the crisis caused by the pandemic. More than 300 Indian seafarers have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as a result.

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