The International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) is pleased to announce that Ms Karin Orsel has joined the board as a trustee. Karin is the Chief Executive Officer of MF Shipping in the Netherlands, President of WISTA International, and Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping.
Per Gullestrup, Chairmain of ISWAN, said "We warmly welcome Karin onto the ISWAN board and we look forward to working with her. Karin will add a lot of valuable experience to ISWAN's mission to promote the welfare of seafarers around the world."
Karin Orsel added "Seafarers face many challenges in their daily lives both on board and ashore. I believe I can contribute my knowledge and skills as a ship owner to ISWAN to help the organisation improve the lives and wellbeing of crews."
ISWAN is the international NGO that works to improve the welfare of seafarers worldwide. ISWAN is a membership organisation that works with shipowners, maritime companies, unions, welfare organisations, and governments. ISWAN runs the 24 hour helpline for seafarers, SeafarerHelp and a range of projects to improve the health and welfare of crews both at sea and in port.