[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]The Mission to Seafarers in New Zealand is safely delivering goods and connectivity to seafarers in Port Lyttleton thanks to an electric van funded by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust Covid Emergency fund. A few weeks after lockdown in 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]Cruise ship seafarers coming home to Indonesia are being supported by ITF-affiliated union Kesatuan Pelaut Indonesia (KPI), thanks to a £8,760 Covid emergency grant from the Seafarers’ Trust. Crews flying home via Bali are being held by the government...

[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]2 July 2020 Vital supplies are being delivered to seafarers in quarantine on board ships in Croatia thanks to a grant from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust Emergency Covid fund. The aid packages are being put together and distributed by the...

[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]A quarantine centre is being set up by the National Union of Seafarers Sri Lanka (NUSS) to house national and overseas seafarers boarding or disembarking at the port of Colombo, thanks to a Trust grant of £70,000.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=""...

[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]Wednesday 1 July 2020 As the Colombian Government announces national quarantine will extend until 16 July, a nationwide transport and logistics union, continues to provide food and bio safety equipment to some 510 fishers and seafarers. Job retention, social dialogue...

[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]Miércoles 1 de julio de 2020 A medida que el Gobierno colombiano anuncia que la cuarentena nacional se extenderá hasta el 16 de julio, un sindicato de transporte y logística a nivel nacional, continúa proporcionando equipos de seguridad y...

[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]Filter and disposable masks, hand sanitisers and surface cleaners have been distributed to maritime workers in Iraq thanks to the ITF Seafarers’ Trust. The Seafarers’ Trust Covid-19 emergency fund, awarded to the Iraq National Coordinating Committee, NCC, has been...

[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]For immediate release 25 June 2020 ITF Seafarers’ Trust highlights seafarer wellbeing support available on Day of the Seafarer[/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]The ITF Seafarers’ Trust is using Day of the Seafarer this year to highlight...

[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]Help is available to seafarers whose mental wellbeing has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s the message from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust on the tenth Day of the Seafarer. Through a joint initiative the two organisations are reaching...

[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]A seafarers’ centre in America is making sure maritime workers don’t miss out on communication from their loved ones during the Coronavirus crisis. Seafarers’ House at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is redirecting mail and parcels for seafarers that were scheduled...

[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]Over 200 maritime families and visiting seafarers in the port of Montevideo, Uruguay, will continue to receive Covid-19 aid. It's thanks to the maritime union that has supported the safe repatriation of the “Greg Mortimer” crew. The ITF Seafarers’ Trust...

[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_empty_space][vc_column_text]A Ukrainian project “Stop Covid19” has received a Trust emergency grant of £45,000 to provide 1,000 maritime workers with personal protective equipment. The project is run by MORTRANS, the welfare charity set up by Marine Transport Workers’...

[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]Helping seafarers and their families cope with the trauma of the Coronavirus crisis through remote counselling. That’s what one union in Turkey has been able to do thanks to a grant from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust Covid-19 Emergency...

[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]A country wide effort to protect seafarers from Coronavirus is underway in Nigeria, thanks to a grant from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust Covid-19 Emergency Fund. All twelve ports and terminals in the country are being covered by the scheme...

[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]The Manager of a UK care home for vulnerable seafarers, has said that a grant from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust Covid-19 Emergency Fund has literally saved lives. Tracy Keane from Care Ashore in Surrey said: "I'm not exaggerating when...

[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][/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]Seafarers on board the MV Constantine berthed in Algeria received much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) thanks to the Federation of Transport workers in Algeria, FNTT. The FNTT is leading efforts...

[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][/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]Stranded fishers have been thrown a lifeline by ‘Les Amis des Marins’, a seafarers’ welfare centre on Reunion Island, with the help of the ITF Seafarers’ Trust Emergency Covid fund. The seafarers’...

[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][/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]Filipino seafarers in limbo between ship and home have been given board and lodgings at several centres in Manila, thanks to Seafarers’ Trust Covid grants. Since the Manila was put under...

[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]When the Covid pandemic hit, ITF Seafarers’ Trust wasted no time launching its £1 million Covid-19 Emergency Fund. Since it launched on 30 March, The £1 million has already been allocated – to 38 organisations and projects across...

[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]Three seafarers’ welfare organisations in Germany have been given grants totalling 58,600 Euros, to help them through the Covid crisis. A 25,000 Euro grant has gone to Deutsche Seemannsmission Hamburg-Altona e.V., that provides accommodation for seafarers in Hamburg. The...

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