International Seafarers'
Welfare and Assistance Network

May 2019 e-news

New Mental Health Awareness Training for the Maritime Industry

May 15, 2019
Our new training course will provide management-level personnel on shore and on board ships with an introduction to mental health awareness.
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Durban becomes first South African port to form Port Welfare Committee

May 30, 2019
A new Port Welfare Committee has been established in Durban, South Africa to develop a more collaborative and holistic approach to providing assistance and support to visiting seafarers.
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New survey from ICS and ECSA paints positive picture for seafarer internet access

May 22, 2019
The survey reveals that not only is internet access for seafarers more widespread and available than previously imagined, but the positive benefits also outweigh the feared safety concerns.
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Campaigning against unregistered crewing agencies in India – a year on

May 24, 2019
A year after the launch of our campaign, we review its impact and what needs to happen next.
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Seafarers unions express concern about 'sabotage' attack and rising tensions in the Gulf

May 16, 2019
Today, global seafarers’ unions expressed concern about the suspected sabotage of four commercial ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and the rising tensions in the Gulf.
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SeafarerHelp supports bullied deck cadet after knife incident on board

May 17, 2019

During a port visit, one of our SeafarerHelp Officers met a Ukrainian deck cadet in need of help.

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