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International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network in 2021:

11,975 seafarers assisted by our team

80 different nationalities of seafarers contacted us

US $140,261 awarded to seafarers by our relief funds

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STORY

Day of the Seafarer: Ricardo's story

This year, the IMO's theme for Day of the Seafarer, celebrated on 25th June, was ‘Your voyage – then and now, share your journey’. Ricardo, an able-bodied seaman from the Caribbean, shared his journey and what has changed since his father and grandfather joined the industry.

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