A listening ear for seafarers and families directly affected by the Ukraine conflict

February 25, 2022
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24-hour emotional support is available to any seafarers and their families directly affected by what is happening in Ukraine via SeafarerHelp – the free, confidential, multilingual helpline operated by ISWAN.

ISWAN’s experienced SeafarerHelp team are always available around the clock for seafarers or their families who are worried and need support or someone to talk to. Last year, SeafarerHelp handled thousands of calls and messages from seafarers and their families. The helpline has a number of contact channels:

Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 2737
Request a call back:
Live Chat: via
WhatsApp: +44 (0)7909 470732
SMS: +44 (0)7860 018538

ISWAN also operates a 24-hour helpline for professional yacht crew, Yacht Crew Help – contact details can be found at

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