The International Seafarers' Welfare Awards give seafarers the chance to say thank you to companies and organisations who have offered them high quality welfare services and facilities.
By raising awareness of best practice, we hope to encourage improvements in existing welfare provision and promote new services and facilities for seafarers around the world. This is part of our ongoing work to promote the implementation of the International Labour Organization's Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006), which includes welfare obligations and recommendations.
A summary of the 2018 International Seafarers' Welfare Awards held in Geneva can be found here.
Our next awards will be hosted by Inmarsat on Wednesday 11 September 2019 as part of London International Shipping Week. Find out more and register to attend at: www2.inmarsat.com/lisw-iswan.
The event brochure for our International Seafarers' Welfare Awards 2019 will be seen in hardcopy by an estimated 1,000 representatives from shipping companies, manning agents, governments, welfare organisations and unions. It will also be available digitally for a year after the event.
Providing humanitarian support to seafarers and their families across three specific regions
Spotting the signs and responding to concerns
A free training package suitable for both individual viewing by all crew and training sessions onboard and ashore
We launched the results of our survey of superyacht crew in London on 3rd December 2018
We provide shipping companies and seafarers with information on staying healthy on board
A project aiming to encourage and support the establishment of welfare boards worldwide
Discouraging Indian seafarers from signing up with unregistered crewing agencies
Providing seafarers with the right tools and information to keep hydrated on board
A joint initiative looking at the health of women seafarers and where it can be improved