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 Onboard Online project aims to provide ITF Inspectors with a mobile Hot-Spot to be taken on board vessels during inspections. We suggest leaving the Hot-Spot in the mess room, maybe asking the chief cook to be in charge of it. Once the inspection is...

March 8, 2016 marks International Women's Day. International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate progress made and highlight areas which continue to fall behind. Above all,  International Women's Day celebrates acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role...

Our previous post on the must have apps for maritime workers included a list on both online and offline apps (for those of you who are still unsure, offline apps rely on no internet connection to function). This got us thinking.What tips and tools are out...

Smartphones and tablet devices are now hugely important to the working lives of seafarers. Below we have listed just some of the free apps available that we believe are essential downloads for seafarers and those employed in the maritime sector. We have tried to include...

[efsflexvideo type="other" url="https://player.vimeo.com/video/156546946" allowfullscreen="yes" widescreen="yes" width="420" height="315"/] Welfare boards, known locally as Port Welfare Committees (PWCs), help form maritime communities that coordinate, review and support improvements to the provision of shore based welfare facilities and services for seafarers. In considering requests for grant assistance from the...

Bremerhaven Seafarer Centre and Seamen’s Club Welcome, Winners of the Seafarers' Centre of the Year Award 2015 Now in its sixth year, the annual International Seafarers' Welfare Awards 2016 is now accepting nominations until they close on 8th February 2016. Awarded funding by the Seafarers' Trust, the...

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