The Social Isolation, Depression and Suicide Workshop (SIDS) took place on the 10th & 11th of October 2016 at the ITF Headquarters in London. The objectives of the workshop were: •To identify gaps in the knowledge base and recommend how they can best be filled by review of...

The Seafarers' Trust is supporting the seafarers well being programme in Myanmar, which aims to improve the knowledge, change attitudes on HIV/AIDS, and other health related issues including mental health and nutrition of Myanmar seafarers. Introducing Wellbeing Programme: IFOMS introduced Wellbeing Programme at Member meeting held at...

Seafarers' Rights International (SRI) in association with the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) has produced a short, informative film intended to raise awareness of the risks of seafarers being abandoned. Drawing on situations where seafarers have been abandoned, international law and the Maritime Labour Convention...

This photo-book by Stefan F Lindberg portrays the life of seamen of today. For several years, Stefan F Lindberg has been documenting seafaring on widely different trade routes, and he has been aboard 20 ships, flying different flags. The book alternates between being a documentary...

The ITF Seafarers’ Trust is getting digital welfare to seafarers: on-board and in ports. At the ITF Seafarers’ Trust we are looking at how we can best keep seafarers connected. We recognise that connectivity to land-based life is vitally important to the health and happiness of...

The International Dockworkers’ Council (IDC), International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) are calling on dockers’ unions around the world to organise an hour of activities on International dockers’ action day next Thursday, 7 July 2016. The aim of the day is...

[gallery ids="1210,1217,1209,1214,1218,1207,1208,1219,1220,1206,1205"] [embed]https://youtu.be/m5FNEVRDyLU[/embed] On the 25th June 2016, we celebrate the Day of the Seafarer. Our Seafarers around the world help transport over 90% of our household goods. They risk their lives for us and are away from their families for long periods. For example,without our seafarers,...

[gallery link="file" size="medium" ids="1182,1181,1183,1185,1187,1186,1189,1196,1188,1190,1192,1200,1199,1193,1184,1195,1194,1197,1156,1198"] The Gender Empowerment & Multicultural Crews Conference (GEM) hosted by the ITF Seafarers' Trust took place  on Thursday 16th June 2016 at the ITF Headquarters in London. The primary aims of the conference were be to disseminate the research findings, allowing the key...

From seafarer to stevedore, the shipping industry relies upon the professionalism and hard work of men and women from all around the world to keep the sector afloat. With recent health data released by UK P&I Club revealing high levels of hearing damage amongst crew...

The ITF Seafarers’ Trust has launched an enhanced version of its free Shore Leave app – the first app designed to help seafarers looking for reliable transport when in port. Shore Leave only needs to be downloaded once, and after that all the contact details...

‘£1 million Maritime Charities Project Partnership Celebration’ Vehicle Replacement Programme has awarded £1 million on replacement vehicles in UK since 2007. At a milestone event at Tilbury Seafarers’ Centre on Merchant Navy Day, 3rd September,  a new Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) was handed over by the four primary...

The boards of the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) are pleased to announce the moving of the activities of the MPHRP into ISWAN. A transfer agreement was signed by both parties on 3 August 2015....

The ITF Seafarers' Trust - which often pays for vehicles for seafarers' welfare bodies and missions - has announced it will be surveying their uses and effectiveness so as to use its grants as effectively as possible. The Trust will be partnering in the programme...

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