The ITF Seafarers’ Trust received an award at the Safety At Sea Awards 2017 held in London on 12 September.
The ITF Seafarers’ Trust was the winner in the category of “Best Communications Product or Service” for its Portable Communication Pods, which provide a way for seafarers to maintain their connections to families and the wider community with Wifi and internet access in port.
The award was collected on behalf of the Trust by Lucy Cooper, Programme Development Manager, who said “We are really grateful to the shipping industry and maritime community for recognising our support of seafarers’ welfare and safety.”
The Awards were organised by Safety At Sea Magazine, celebrating its 50th year of publication, and sponsored by several noted organisations from the maritime sector. The criteria for the Best Communications Product or Service Award stated that “Reliable communication systems are essential for safe and efficient ship operations and this category will evaluate innovation within this arena, whether it be for hardware, software or systems”. Tomas Abrahamson, Acting Head of Trust, said “We are honoured that the ITF Seafarers’ trust has been recognised for this award, which shows that seafarers’ welfare and wellbeing are of great importance to promoting safety at sea“.
The ITF Seafarers’ Trust was one of several organisations and individuals whose work or achievements were recognised with an award in the arena of maritime safety. Click here to see the full list of winners from the Safety At Sea Awards 2017.
The Portable Communication Pods are part of the ITFST’s digital welfare project, which aims to keep seafarers connected to families and colleagues, information and resources and to the wider maritime community. The project includes supporting internet access, the development of Apps for seafarers and looking at other ways to develop seafarers’ skills and knowledge.
For more information about Portable Communication Pods or any of our digital welfare project work contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org