'ISWAN has the knowledge and expertise of seafarers’ major needs. For us, it has the capability to provide information and prompt assistance when necessary, using the network to find members closest to the point of need. ISWAN is a significant assistance to our Welfare Board as we work for the comfort and safety of seafarers.'

Kunle Folarin Chair of the National Seafarers’ Welfare Board of Nigeria

ISWAN is a network of international organisations committed to improving the welfare of seafarers. Our members reflect the diversity present in the maritime sector today, and include important organisations such as the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA), and the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF). From shipping companies to unions, insurance groups to welfare organisations, our members possess a wealth of different experience and include key influencers in the field of seafarers’ welfare.

Seafarers are the lifeblood of the maritime sector and every maritime organisation can help to ensure seafarers have access to the best facilities and working conditions on board and in port. Through ISWAN membership, organisations can find out what more they can do to improve the lives of seafarers.

'Why joining ISWAN is important to those working in seafarers' welfare? Easy, it helps us in so many ways to support and help seafarers. ISWAN's seminars are full of ways of to educate us on how to deal with the daily issues seafarers go through.'

Lilliam Alvarado-Jurado Assistant Manager, Seafarers’ House San Juan

Whatever your business objectives, ISWAN members can take advantage of a number of opportunities which will benefit your organisation and also help us to continue to offer direct services to seafarers in need. Click 'JOIN' below to find out more and contact us about becoming a member of ISWAN.


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