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Global Shipping Body Addresses The Health Concerns Of Seafarers During COVID-19

29th May 2020

· Reports of seafarers being denied medical evacuation or access to ports despite serious medical conditions. · New guidance issued by ICS for shipowners and operators to deal with unwell seafarers · UN bodies to deliver guida ...
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Helpline cases triple as seafarers seek help during COVID-19 pandemic

13th May 2020

International 24-hour helpline SeafarerHelp, operated by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), has experienced a surge in demand as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affects seafarers world ...
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MNWB Helps Members Combat COVID-19

6th May 2020

Throughout the crisis, the MNWB has brought together the Merchant Navy & Fishing Fleets (MN/FF) welfare sector with weekly working group meetings involving the UK Government Department of Transport, MCA, Chamber of Shipping, mar ...
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Maritime Charities Respond To COVID-19 Crisis With Extra £3M For Seafarers

1st May 2020

The maritime charity welfare sector has stepped up to support our seafaring key workers, the House of Lords heard today.  Speaking on behalf of the sector, Jeffrey Lord Mountevans praised members of the Maritime Charities Group ...
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Seafarers UK Has Released £100,000 Of Immediate Funds To Support Seafarers

3rd April 2020

Seafarers UK has released £100,000 of immediate funds to provide support to seafarers, and launched an Emergency Appeal to provide further cross-sector help Seafarers on merchant vessels are currently suffering as a result of ...
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ITF Seafarers' Trust Pledge £1 million To Support Seafarers

31st March 2020

ITF Seafarers Trust pledges £1 million to support seafarers & maintain welfare services hit by COVID-19.https://www.seafarerstrust.org/press-release-itf-seafarers-trust-covid-19-welfare-fund/
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COVID-19 Ministerial Letter to ILO, IMO And WHO

25th March 2020

The Department of Transport have sent a letter in regards to the UK's commitment to seafarer welfare during the current COVID-19 pandemic and how they plan to facilitate seafarer transit and transfer to keep world trade moving.  ...
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Annual National Merchant Navy Day Service 2020 cancelled

25th March 2020

Captain David Parsons MNM, National Secretary, Merchant Navy Association has informed us that the Annual National Merchant Navy Day Service 2020 has been cancelled. Capt. Parsons said: "The Merchant Navy Association has, with g ...
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Seafarers' Centre and Welfare Services Coronavirus Survey For Seafareres

20th March 2020

A survey has been created for seafarers who would like to offer seafarers' centres and welfare workers advice into how they can help with the challenges seafarers are currently facing due to coronavirus COVID-19.   You can find ...
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UK Government Designates Seafarers As Key Workers

20th March 2020

The Nautilus Telegraph has written an interesting article about how following pressure from Nautilus International and other transport unions, the UK government has officially designated seafarers’ as key workers. To read the N ...
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