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Celebrating seafarers this festive season

November 18, 2020
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ISWAN has joined forces with the International Chamber of Shipping and a number of supporting organisations* to ensure that seafarers are not forgotten this Christmas.

Under the hashtag #SeafarersDeliveringChristmas, the shipping industry has come together to develop a range of initiatives to help show our gratitude and thanks to all the seafarers who have continued to (literally) deliver so much, under such difficult circumstances, throughout this turbulent year.

The Seafarers Delivering Christmas flyer explains how companies, organisations and individuals can get involved, including:

  • Donating gifts and money to the seafarers' missions and charities
  • Joining in making the 12 days of Christmas singalong video
  • Organising holiday fundraising activities
  • Promoting the campaign using our banner and logo (download below)

ISWAN will also launch an online Festive Countdown at the beginning of December to provide some additional festive cheer. Make sure you don’t miss it – follow ISWAN on social media or keep an eye on our website on 1st December…

Through our joint efforts, we can ensure that seafarers are not forgotten and remain at the forefront of people’s hearts and minds – after all, there’s a very good chance that the presents we open and the food we consume this festive season arrived by their very hands.

So if you are celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, Omisoka, Bodhi Day, Hogmanay or any other special holiday, please do take some time to help with this initiative for the good of all our seafarers who might be away from their loved ones – they really will appreciate it.

*Supporting organisations: ICS, ICMA, IMCA, Inmarsat, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, ISWAN, ITF Seafarers' Trust, ITF, MNWB, Ocean Technologies Group, Seafarers Hospital Society and Seafarers UK

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