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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70 days held hostage by pirates

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.

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