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.'


ISWAN supports seafarer stranded in Tunisia during coronavirus lockdown

In early April, an Indian seafarer contacted SeafarerHelp when he was unable to join his vessel in Tunisia due to COVID-19 restrictions but, without a salary, he was unable to afford his hotel expenses or flight home.

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