[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 the Philippines are getting back on board safely thanks to a new molecular laboratory providing Covid-19 testing at AMOSUP’s Seamen’s Hospital in Intramuros, Manila part funded by a grant from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust. The lab...

[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] PRESS RELEASE 23 January 2020. For immediate release[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] ITF Seafarers’ Trust launches new OSH training programme in Aqaba, Jordan [/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 width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Today in Aqaba Jordan the ITF Seafarers Trust announced the launch of a 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] Press Release 19 November 2019. For immediate release[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Yale study reveals worryingly high levels of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among seafarers [/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]A new study by Yale University has identified potentially dangerous levels 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_column_text]The final report of the "Seafarer Mental Health Study" conducted by Lefkowitz and Slade, Yale University, funded by the ITF Seafarers' Trust. The Report can be downloaded as a PDF by clicking the button below. [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Click here to...

[caption id="attachment_1893" align="aligncenter" width="336"] Katie Higginbottom, New Head of ITF Seafarers' Trust[/caption] We are delighted to announce that Katie Higginbottom has been appointed as the new Head of the ITF Seafarers’ Trust.   The post attracted a strong field of able candidates, but the interview panel were pleased...

It was with great sadness that the Trust heard of the passing of Joseph Chacko, his wife Leena and a colleague from the Kandla Seafarers' Centre in India last week. Joseph was a dear friend to the Trust. He was truly a good man who really...

SeafarerHelp, the confidential assistance service for seafarers and their families, has launched a new website aimed at improving usability. Hosted by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and supported by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust, SeafarerHelp is  a free-to-use service available to seafarers 24/7, 365...

Originally published in Maritime Professional 2016 In today’s world of fiber optic broadband, 4G mobile networks and app innovation, we have all come to expect the super-fast delivery of our online communications. For seafarers, however, the unique environment of being away at sea for many months...

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