Search

Our work

ISWAN Seminar 2018

Improving the wellbeing of seafarers: Working in partnership, seeking practical solutions

Hosted by ISWAN and the Finnish Seamen’s Service, the Seminar will take place at Helsinki University, Unioninkatu 40, Helsinki on 23 November 2018. It is a full day event open to all individuals concerned with providing seafarers with the highest standard of welfare services and facilities. Delegates and speakers will come from a number of different countries and from different sectors of the maritime industry: shipping companies, trade unions, welfare agencies, academia and government.

ISWAN has been supported in arranging this seminar by the following organisations who have given time, sponsorship or both, to make this happen: Alandia Marine, Bore, the Finnish Seafarers' Union, the Finnish Seamen's Mission, the Finnish Seamen’s Service, the Finnish Shipowners’ Association, the International Port Welfare Partnership Programme and Viking Line. ISWAN is very grateful for the support which makes possible the running of this event.

The one-day seminar will explore the work of partnership in:

  • Implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006
  • Removing obstacles to seafarers’ welfare
  • Health and wellbeing of seafarers
  • Supporting women in the maritime industry
  • Abandonment of seafarers
  • Increasing the effectiveness of port welfare

If you have any other queries, please contact Tom Holmer.

Project resources

Sponsored by

Other projects

Seafarerhelp Stacked Rgb 20181023 2

SeafarerHelp

A free, 24-hour, multilingual helpline for seafarers and their families

World Map

ISWAN Regional Programme

Providing humanitarian support to seafarers and their families across three specific regions

Naham 3 Hostages And Plane In Somalia Edited

Piracy

We offer support to seafarers and their families affected by maritime piracy

Seafarers Mental Health And Wellbeing

Seafarers' Mental Health and Wellbeing

A free training package suitable for both individual viewing by all crew and training sessions onboard and ashore

Istock 524710540

Superyacht Crew Welfare

We will launch the results of our survey of superyacht crew in London on 3rd December 2018

Web Edited 2258 Joy Corthésy for ISWAN

International Seafarers' Welfare Awards

Recognising excellence in seafarers’ welfare provision across the shipping industry

Mikhail Chulanov Wilson Garston 01 Mikhail Chulanov

Seafarers' Health Information Programme (SHIP)

We provide shipping companies and seafarers with information on staying healthy on board

Port 2

International Port Welfare Partnership (IPWP) Programme

A project aiming to encourage and support the establishment of welfare boards worldwide

Kalli Pavan 1 Kalli Pavan

Indian Seafarers Campaign

Discouraging Indian seafarers from signing up with unregistered crewing agencies

Drinking Water 7

Quench Hydration Campaign

Providing seafarers with the right tools and information to keep hydrated on board

Women Seafarers Health And Welfare Survey

Women Seafarers' Health and Welfare Survey

A joint initiative looking at the health of women seafarers and where it can be improved

Albert Garayev 2 Albert Garayev

Training on Board

A free and motivational training, nutrition and health programme for seafarers

Day Of The Seafarer 2018 Photography Competition Main Photo

Day of the Seafarer 2018 Photo Competition

Promoting the theme of 'Seafarers' Wellbeing' in partnership with the IMO