[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...

[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]Over 200 maritime families and visiting seafarers in the port of Montevideo, Uruguay, will continue to receive Covid-19 aid. It's thanks to the maritime union that has supported the safe repatriation of the “Greg Mortimer” crew. The ITF Seafarers’ Trust...

[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]A Ukrainian project “Stop Covid19” has received a Trust emergency grant of £45,000 to provide 1,000 maritime workers with personal protective equipment. The project is run by MORTRANS, the welfare charity set up by Marine Transport Workers’...

[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]Helping seafarers and their families cope with the trauma of the Coronavirus crisis through remote counselling. That’s what one union in Turkey has been able to do thanks to a grant from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust Covid-19 Emergency...

[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 country wide effort to protect seafarers from Coronavirus is underway in Nigeria, thanks to a grant from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust Covid-19 Emergency Fund. All twelve ports and terminals in the country are being covered by the scheme...

[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 Manager of a UK care home for vulnerable seafarers, has said that a grant from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust Covid-19 Emergency Fund has literally saved lives. Tracy Keane from Care Ashore in Surrey said: "I'm not exaggerating when...

[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][/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 width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Seafarers on board the MV Constantine berthed in Algeria received much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) thanks to the Federation of Transport workers in Algeria, FNTT. The FNTT is leading efforts...

[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][/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]Stranded fishers have been thrown a lifeline by ‘Les Amis des Marins’, a seafarers’ welfare centre on Reunion Island, with the help of the ITF Seafarers’ Trust Emergency Covid fund. The 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][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 width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Filipino seafarers in limbo between ship and home have been given board and lodgings at several centres in Manila, thanks to Seafarers’ Trust Covid grants. Since the Manila was put under...

[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]When the Covid pandemic hit, ITF Seafarers’ Trust wasted no time launching its £1 million Covid-19 Emergency Fund. Since it launched on 30 March, The £1 million has already been allocated – to 38 organisations and projects across...

[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]Three seafarers’ welfare organisations in Germany have been given grants totalling 58,600 Euros, to help them through the Covid crisis. A 25,000 Euro grant has gone to Deutsche Seemannsmission Hamburg-Altona e.V., that provides accommodation for seafarers in Hamburg. 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][/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]15 May 2020 Support for stranded seafarers, counselling and Wi-Fi access for seafarers in Iran to be bolstered with the help of the Seafarers' Trust COVID-19 Emergency fund. The Iranian Merchant Mariners' Syndicate,...

[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" height="32px" image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column][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 Federation of Korean Seafarers Union, FKSU, has received an emergency grant to help protect the lives of some 50,000 seafarers. Launched by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust 6 weeks ago,...

[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" height="32px" image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column][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 width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Emergency funds have been awarded to the Mission to Seafarers in Australia, to help them stay afloat during the Covid19 crisis. The AUD 85,308 – over £43,600 – of...

[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 are starting to feel the benefits from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust Covid-19 welfare grant scheme. After the launch of the one million pound scheme last month in response to the crisis, the first three grants have now been...

The Seafarers' Trust has now opened its 2019 Vehicle Survey. Introduced in 2016, the Vehicle Replacement Programme (VRP) not only maps the availability of vehicles to transport seafarers, but streamlines the process to replace vehicles, improve the quality of grant requests received and assists 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_column_text]A wide-ranging study carried out by Yale University and commissioned by the Seafarers Trust has identified dangerously high levels of mental stress among seafarers – but also recommended how they can be reduced. After questioning seafarers across the world...

[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_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 width="1/4"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The first in a planned series of innovative portable communication ‘pods’ to enable visiting seafarers to contact family and friends at home has been formally opened in one of Nigeria’s...

[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] [caption id="attachment_2622" align="alignleft" width="391"] Graduating WMU Students 2018 & Katie Higginbottom[/caption] I was very glad to be able to attend the WMU Graduation Ceremony in Malmö earlier this month. The ITF Seafarers’ Trust sponsors a number of international students each...

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