International Seafarers'
Welfare and Assistance Network

April 2019 e-news

New guidance on arrested and detained vessels and abandoned seafarers

April 05, 2019
New guidance is now available to assist welfare organisations dealing with incidents of seafarers being abandoned and vessels being arrested or detained.
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Mental Health Awareness Training for the Maritime Industry

June 01, 2020

We have launched a new, one-day training course designed specifically to address mental health at sea. The course is aimed at management-level personnel on shore and on board ships, and anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of mental health at sea and how to support crew, including seafarers and those who support them.

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Maritime piracy incidents down in Q1 2019 but kidnapping risk in Gulf of Guinea persists

April 16, 2019
The ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) report for the first quarter of 2019 reveals fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships than the first three months of 2018.
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Seafarers Emergency Fund assists widow facing loss of family home

June 01, 2020

When a seafarer or their family are involved in a sudden and unforeseen situation, the Seafarers Emergency Fund (SEF) can provide immediate, essential aid.

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The deadline for nominations is drawing near!

June 01, 2020

Seafarers, if you haven't nominated your chosen port, seafarer centre, shipping company or welfare personality for an award yet, there is still time - click the button below to nominate now! The winners will be announced at our awards ceremony on Wednesday 11 September 2019 during London International Shipping Week.

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