SeaWives was launched in April with the aim of providing a positive, inspirational and friendly area for the partners and family members of seafarers to come together.
It is a free online magazine with articles from health, beauty and fitness to travel, business and legal. We are also working hard with various companies in order to offer our readers and members exclusive discounts and voucher codes.
The forum is free to join, with over 100 members from all over the world, and the number is increasing daily. It is intended to be an area that people can come together and meet others that understand the highs and lows of living with a seafarer, as we are “all in the same boat!”
The founders of www.seawives.com Jo and Louise Hammond are married to brothers that are officers in the Merchant Navy. They truly believe that having somebody that understands this lifestyle is extremely important and that having other people that can understand the positives as well as being there for the negatives is vital. SeaWives wants to inspire, motivate and encourage others to live life to the full but also to offer support and friendship in times of need.
SeaWives have now come together with the maritime charity, Human Rights at Sea and their flagship programme: ‘The Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme’ in an attempt to support and raise awareness for the loved ones of those missing at sea around the globe.
The aim of the Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme through the use of the ‘Missing Seafarers Register’, is to build an accurate international database of the status of seafarers and fishermen missing at sea on a global basis. To date there are 66 international cases.
The CEO and Founder of Human Rights at Sea, David Hammond (no relation!) said “I was delighted to have been approached by Jo and Louise and I fully support the fundamental role that wives (husbands) and partners make to the lives of their loved ones while they are away at sea. Personal experience of long sea deployments in the Royal Navy and other work periods away has reinforced the critical value of home support and which is never far away from one’s mind. SeaWives should be congratulated on developing this emerging support on-line network with such enthusiasm and drive and our charity is very pleased to support them.”
The SeaWives forum has a section designed for the families of missing Seafarers as well as being able to access all other areas of the forum. As wives of seafarers, the safety of our loved ones is always at the forefront of our minds and SeaWives will offer all they can to help in times of need.
Jo and Louise have been overwhelmed by the response since launching www.seawives.com and they are delighted to have formed this link with Human Rights at Sea and The Missing Seafarers Reporting programme. They commented: “We are so excited to have made contact with David Hammond of HRAS and we are looking forward to building on this relationship and supporting this amazing charity. We believe that the safety of our seafarers is paramount but equally the families require support especially during difficult times. We hope that the forum will provide this for the families and we want to do all we can to help.”