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Monday, April 22, 2019

Andrew Wright News

Photo: The Mission to Seafarers

Mission to Seafarers Launches Corporate Partnership Portfolio

At its seminar during Posidonia, The Mission to Seafarers has launched its Corporate Partnership Portfolio, outlining its suggestions for how the maritime industry can deliver on corporate social responsibility and describes how The Mission, and more widely the shipping community, can support practical seafarers’ welfare projects. The 32-page document details key areas that are vital for the operations The Mission carries out: corporate social responsibility; its network of branches; corporate partnership, support it receives and employee engagement.

Dr Jason Zuidema (Photo: NAMMA)

Project MARE: Connecting Seafarers Electronically

The Mission to Seafarers and the North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA) are launching a new project entitled MARE, which aims at enhancing the ability of seafarers’ welfare agencies to connect with seafarers’ using innovative digital tools. The MARE project is an exciting new initiative which will be delivered by NAMMA and funded with strategic support from The Mission to Seafarers, one of the world’s leading international Christian seafarers’ welfare charities.

Photo courtesy of NAMMA

NAMMA and MTS Launch The MARE Project

Press release - The North American Maritime Ministry Association is launching a new project aimed at enhancing the ability of traditional shore-based seafarers’ welfare agencies to connect with seafarers’ using innovative digital tools. Supported by The Mission to Seafarers, NAMMA’s MARE project seeks to develop and test the best new ways to support the welfare of the 1.5 million seafarers on the world’s oceans. The MARE project (pronounced Mar-Ay; Latin for the “Sea”) is an exciting new initiative of the North American Maritime Ministry Association…

Courtesy RASI

‘RASI’ Charity Rowers ‘Smashed It’ Round Singapore

Charity endurance event ‘Row Around Singapore Island (RASI)’ beats electrical storm and finishes with time triumph, high emotion and VIP celebrations at the finish line. ‘Mission RASI’, took place last week as part of Singapore’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, was successfully completed in 23 hours and 15 minutes – within the tough target time of 24 hours. The rowers survived a violent storm at sea overnight, and half way through the daring challenge, which threatened to halt the race altogether. The tall ship Royal Albatross carried families of the rowers, supporters and the press and media.

A group of 40 enthusiasts from the maritime and insurance community in Singapore have come together, to undertake a 24 hour endurance sea challenge

‘Row around Singapore Island’ Takes off today

The epic endurance challenge that will see 32 volunteers rowing 140km non-stop around Singapore is starting in less than 24 hours. The project has raised a staggering $450,000 with more donations flooding in daily for global maritime charity The Mission to Seafarers. In Singapore’s 50th Golden Anniversary year, the project proudly carries the SG50 logo of support along with official endorsement by President Tony Tan Keng Yam of the Republic of Singapore and Mission to Seafarers’ President, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal of the United Kingdom.

Only 7 days to go to the big Singapore charity row

Mission ‘Row Around Singapore Island’ 2015

With only 7 days to go to the big Singapore charity row, Row Around Singapore Island (RASI) the intrepid volunteer rowers from the maritime community of Singapore have been undertaking their final practice weekend at the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club. The original concept for this ground-breaking non-stop endurance challenge was conceived and organised by three friends Iain Anderson of RPC, Lewis Hart of Willis and Ian Teare of Norton Rose Fulbright. It will take around 24 hours and the rowing teams will face busy seaways…

Photo courtesy of Sea Sunday

Sea Sunday Highlights the Plight of Abandoned Seafarers

The Mission to Seafarers’ (MtS) Sea Sunday campaign 2014 kicks off this week on 13 July in hundreds of church congregations around the world, and will highlight the tragic plight of abandoned seafarers suffering in maritime ports. In the UK alone, MtS has witnessed some extraordinary cases of abandoned vessels in the last year, which caused untold misery and distress, with ships’ crews being left penniless in port, and lacking water, fuel and basic food supplies. MtS provides…

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'Seaman Guard Ohio' Personnel: Latest Update

According to the the Mission to Seafarers, families of anti-piracy vessel 'MV Seaman Guard Ohio' personnel  being held in India have said that the British lawyers representing the men were dismissed ahead of the upcoming bail hearing. Family members have also launched an appeal for financial help. Global maritime charity organization the Mission to Seafarers is helping crew members and their families and informs it is now in touch with the Indian legal team in an attempt to get clarity around what this might mean for the men.

The Revd Andrew Wright: Photo credit Mission to Seafarers

Mission to Seafarers Appoint New GenSec

The Revd. Andrew Wright is appointed Secretary General at The Mission to Seafarers from February 2013. "Andrew has particularly impressed us with his great ability to speak with clarity, purpose and good humour. "He understands that at the heart of good leadership lie high levels of engagement, a clear vision and an ability to communicate that vision effectively. The Revd Andrew Wright said: "Seafaring remains a very dangerous and exposed occupation. It brings long, long periods of absence from family.