[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]International seafarers in Canada will benefit from a newly established National Seafarers’ Welfare Board which will promote access to shore-based facilities for visiting seafarers. As part of their responsibilities under the Maritime Labour Convention, the new forum will...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]TIPLAM seafarers centre in the port of Santos, Brazil continues to stay open during the pandemic to allow seafarers access to communication services and receive practical support from Stella Maris, thanks to a grant from ITF Seafarers’...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The ITF Seafarers' Trust has funded the ICMA Ship Visitor App managed by the Sailors' Society to support ship visiting in ports globally. A significant number of the grants we make provide seafarers’ centres with the vehicles...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The ITF Seafarers’ Trust has announced a £75k GBP grant to help fund medical care for maritime workers injured in the 4 August explosion in the Port of Beirut and assist the families of those maritime workers who...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Seafarers in Finland have continued to receive help, phonecards and supplies through lockdown from the Finnish Seamen’s Missions (Suomen MerimiesKirkko / FSM) thanks to a grant from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust Emergency Covid fund. Despite the closure...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Double the number of seafarers have access to vital medical assistance from the Centro Internazionale Radio Medico (C.I.R.M.) the Italian maritime telemedicine service (TMAS) thanks to a grant from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust, which increases their capacity to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Ukrainian seafarers now have up to date medical and health information, including on the Covid-19 virus, thanks to a new edition of the Medical Guide for Seafarers, from the Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union of Ukraine (MTWTU). Originally developed...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Thousands of seafarers in locations across the USA are benefitting from support made possible by Emergency Covid-19 grants from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust.  From Baltimore to New England, Seattle to New Orleans, seafarers’ missions and centres have been...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Maritime workers in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and Cebu Philippines are being supported through the Covid pandemic thanks to two Trust Covid emergency grants awarded to Apostleship of the Sea (AOS). AOS Abidjan is using it’s £12,000 grant to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Seafarers in India have been receiving union support in the aftermath of global Covid-19 lockdowns. National Union of Seafarers India (NUSI) is involved in many activities for the benefit of seafarers and their families ranging from supplying food provisions,...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The Mission to Seafarers in New Zealand is safely delivering goods and connectivity to seafarers in Port Lyttleton thanks to an electric van funded by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust Covid Emergency fund. A few weeks after lockdown in New...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Cruise ship seafarers coming home to Indonesia are being supported by ITF-affiliated union Kesatuan Pelaut Indonesia (KPI), thanks to a £8,760 Covid emergency grant from the Seafarers’ Trust. Crews flying home via Bali are being held by the government...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]2 July 2020 Vital supplies are being delivered to seafarers in quarantine on board ships in Croatia thanks to a grant from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust Emergency Covid fund. The aid packages are being put together and distributed by the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]A quarantine centre is being set up by the National Union of Seafarers Sri Lanka (NUSS) to house national and overseas seafarers boarding or disembarking at the port of Colombo, thanks to a Trust grant of £70,000.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=""...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Wednesday 1 July 2020 As the Colombian Government announces national quarantine will extend until 16 July, a nationwide transport and logistics union, continues to provide food and bio safety equipment to some 510 fishers and seafarers. Job retention, social dialogue...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Miércoles 1 de julio de 2020 A medida que el Gobierno colombiano anuncia que la cuarentena nacional se extenderá hasta el 16 de julio, un sindicato de transporte y logística a nivel nacional, continúa proporcionando equipos de seguridad y...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Filter and disposable masks, hand sanitisers and surface cleaners have been distributed to maritime workers in Iraq thanks to the ITF Seafarers’ Trust. The Seafarers’ Trust Covid-19 emergency fund, awarded to the Iraq National Coordinating Committee, NCC, has been...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]For immediate release 25 June 2020 ITF Seafarers’ Trust highlights seafarer wellbeing support available on Day of the Seafarer[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The ITF Seafarers’ Trust is using Day of the Seafarer this year to highlight...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Help is available to seafarers whose mental wellbeing has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s the message from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust on the tenth Day of the Seafarer. Through a joint initiative the two organisations are reaching...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]A seafarers’ centre in America is making sure maritime workers don’t miss out on communication from their loved ones during the Coronavirus crisis. Seafarers’ House at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is redirecting mail and parcels for seafarers that were scheduled...

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