[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...

[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]15 May 2020 Support for stranded seafarers, counselling and Wi-Fi access for seafarers in Iran to be bolstered with the help of the Seafarers' Trust COVID-19 Emergency fund. The Iranian Merchant Mariners' Syndicate,...

[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" height="32px" image_repeat="no-repeat"][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]The Federation of Korean Seafarers Union, FKSU, has received an emergency grant to help protect the lives of some 50,000 seafarers. Launched by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust 6 weeks ago,...

[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" height="32px" image_repeat="no-repeat"][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]Emergency funds have been awarded to the Mission to Seafarers in Australia, to help them stay afloat during the Covid19 crisis. The AUD 85,308 – over £43,600 – of...

[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]Seafarers are starting to feel the benefits from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust Covid-19 welfare grant scheme. After the launch of the one million pound scheme last month in response to the crisis, the first three grants have now 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 31 March 2020 ITF Seafarers’ Trust pledges £1 million to support seafarers and maintain welfare services hit by Covid-19 [/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 (ITFST) is today launching an emergency...

The Seafarers' Trust has now opened its 2019 Vehicle Survey. Introduced in 2016, the Vehicle Replacement Programme (VRP) not only maps the availability of vehicles to transport seafarers, but streamlines the process to replace vehicles, improve the quality of grant requests received and assists 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_column_text]A wide-ranging study carried out by Yale University and commissioned by the Seafarers Trust has identified dangerously high levels of mental stress among seafarers – but also recommended how they can be reduced. After questioning seafarers across the world...

[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 final report of the "Seafarer Mental Health Study" conducted by Lefkowitz and Slade, Yale University, funded by the ITF Seafarers' Trust. The Report can be downloaded as a PDF by clicking the button below. [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Click here to...

[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]Prompted by concerns around the high number of accidents in ports in the Arab World region, in 2017, the ITF Seafarers’ Trust initiated a pilot project of training of trainers...

[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_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="1/4"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The first in a planned series of innovative portable communication ‘pods’ to enable visiting seafarers to contact family and friends at home has been formally opened in one of Nigeria’s...

[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 "Ship visitors’ and transport log", "Project proposal form" and "How to apply for a grant" guidelines can be downloaded by clicking the buttons below. [/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 width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Download ``How to apply`` guide"...

[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 Privacy and Cookies policies can be downloaded as a PDF by clicking the button below. [/vc_column_text][/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_btn title="Download policies as a pdf file" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.seafarerstrust.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F03%2FSeafarersTrustPrivacyAndCookiesPolicies20181026V1-1.pdf|title:ITFST%20Privacy%20Policies|target:%20_blank|"][/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_empty_space][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_2622" align="alignleft" width="391"] Graduating WMU Students 2018 & Katie Higginbottom[/caption] I was very glad to be able to attend the WMU Graduation Ceremony in Malmö earlier this month. The ITF Seafarers’ Trust sponsors a number of international students each...

On Saturday 21 July Katie Higginbottom (Head of the ITFST) and Luca Tommasi (Project Manager) visited the Port of Algiers to discuss the potential development of seafarers’ welfare facilities. They were pleased to have some very positive meetings with unions, the port authorities and SERPORT...

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