[caption id="attachment_1893" align="aligncenter" width="336"] Katie Higginbottom, New Head of ITF Seafarers' Trust[/caption] We are delighted to announce that Katie Higginbottom has been appointed as the new Head of the ITF Seafarers’ Trust.   The post attracted a strong field of able candidates, but the interview panel were pleased...

It was with great sadness that the Trust heard of the passing of Joseph Chacko, his wife Leena and a colleague from the Kandla Seafarers' Centre in India last week. Joseph was a dear friend to the Trust. He was truly a good man who really...

SeafarerHelp, the confidential assistance service for seafarers and their families, has launched a new website aimed at improving usability. Hosted by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and supported by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust, SeafarerHelp is  a free-to-use service available to seafarers 24/7, 365...

Originally published in Maritime Professional 2016 In today’s world of fiber optic broadband, 4G mobile networks and app innovation, we have all come to expect the super-fast delivery of our online communications. For seafarers, however, the unique environment of being away at sea for many months...

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