The Iranian Merchant Marine Syndicate (IMMS) and ISWAN have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to improve the lives of seafarers in Iran.
ISWAN has been working with partner organisations to widen its international reach, and appointed a volunteer last year to help provide direct support to seafarers and their families in Iran.
This MOU with IMMS outlines the ways in which the two organisations will cooperate for the benefit of seafarers and their families in Iran, including:
- Providing humanitarian and mental health support to seafarers and their families in need in Iran and making financial aid available to those in emergency situations
- Providing free training services to seafarers and students at maritime training institutes in Iran
- Encouraging Iranian ports to provide welfare services to seafarers in line with provisions in the MLC 2006, as amended
ISWAN’s International Operations Manager Chirag Bahri said: