Grants to be put to work in India, including the purchase of oxygenators, estimated to save approximately 60 lives a month, but more funds needed
On 6th April, the launch of a charity crowdfunding campaign was carried out to raise funds for developing world seafarers and their families that have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Global maritime charity Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) in Seychelles has stepped in to assist a crew of five fishermen who were cast adrift in the Indian Ocean following an engine failure.
ISWAN’s free, multilingual 24/7 helpline for seafarers, SeafarerHelp, has been accredited with the Helplines Standard by Helplines Partnership.
A new self-help guide has been launched by ISWAN as part of its series of Good Mental Health Guides for seafarers.
ISWAN and the CHIRP Maritime have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) so that the two organisations can work closer together to help improve seafarers’ safety and welfare.
ISWAN has produced a self-help guide for seafarers’ mental health to complement its free, 24/7 helpline, SeafarerHelp.
11 Indian seafarers have recently returned from jail in Nigeria, having been released without charge, SeafarerHelp and ISWAN have been in touch with them and their families, through the National Seafarers Welfare Board of Nigeria and following a visit of the Sailors Society chaplain while they were in jail.
SeafarerHelp is the 24 hour multilingual helpline for seafarers run by the ISWAN; 2015 was a busy year for the SeafarerHelp team, with a 17% increase in the number of cases compared to 2014.