Half a Million Seafarers Benefited from 'Ship Visitor' App
Half a million seafarers have benefited from an app that helps them as they move from port to port around the world, according to the charity that invented it.Developed by international maritime charity Sailors’ Society, the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA) Ship Visitor app is used internationally by 10 maritime welfare organizations, who provide chaplaincy to seafarers who are far from home.Sailors’ Society’s CEO Stuart Rivers said: “Real-time reporting enables…
Seafarers’ House Warrick Named ICMA Trustee
Seafarers’ House at Port Everglades has announced that Executive Director Lesley Warrick was appointed a trustee of the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA). Warrick, who also is vice president of the board of the North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA), will represent North American concerns within the international organization. ICMA is an ecumenical association of 28 Christian organizations, representing different churches and Christian communities.
IMO Sec-Gen Visits SCI’s Port Newark Center
Head of global maritime standard-setting authority visits SCI’s International Seafarers’ Center in Port Newark. The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) hosted International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim to its Port Newark International Seafarers’ Center on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Secretary-General Lim, accompanied by Fred Kenney, Director, Legal and External Affairs for the IMO (and former Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel of the United States Coast Guard)…
NUSI Named ‘Welfare Organization of the Year’
India shipping trade union National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) informs it has been honored with the 'Best Welfare Organization of the Year - 2015' award promoted by U.K. based International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN). ISWAN promotes the welfare of seafarers worldwide. The award promoted by ISWAN was presented to NUSI General Secretary-cum-Treasurer, Abdulgani Y Serang by Secretary General of International Maritime Organization (IMO), Koji Sekimizu at a function held at the premises of IMO in London on June 9, 2015.
MPHRP's Welfare Responder Training in Manila
Few people are as devoted to seafarers’ wellbeing as MPHRP’s partners, which include the members of the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA). With that in mind, MPHRP embarked upon a training initiative devised in collaboration with both ICMA and ISWAN. Based upon research and extensive shared experience, the training engages port chaplains, seafarers’ centres, other shore-based welfare providers to seafarers and community carers in home countries…
Maritime Industry Responds to Typhoon in the Philippines
Shipowner groups, unions and welfare organizations are pulling together in response to the devastating effects of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. One of the main concerns is for Filipino seafarers, who represent more than 20% of the world's seafarers, to be able to contact their families and loved ones back home. Already, the Mission to Seafarers and Sailors Society are providing free phone cards, sims and wifi to Filipino seafarers who visit their centers all over the world.