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  • 7 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Seafarers on cruise vessels and ferries rank among the unhappiest in the shipping industry, a new report shows.

  • 4 June 2020
    Human Capital, Outlook & strategy

    Maritime charity sets out major programme to support seafarers as Covid-19 conditions continue to impact welfare.

  • 4 May 2017

    In the last two years, the Dubai-based team of the Mission to Seafarers (MtS) welfare charity dealt with 298 vessels which had significant welfare issues involving more than 1,600 seafarers, the organization said. As informed, the number of cases has steadily increased to the extent that the current justice and welfare team can no longer […]

  • 5 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Overall seafarer happiness was up from 6.27/10 to 6.59, representing “a very promising sign for the industry.”

  • 27 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Maritime welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers has offered to help South Korean shipping company Hanjin Shipping in providing welfare support to its 2,500 seafarers on board 97 containerships that remained stranded offshore after Hanjin filed for receivership on August 31, 2016.  The Mission to Seafarers said that some port authorities are refusing entry to […]

  • 29 January 2020
    Rules & Regulation

    Workload stress caused by changes in regulations among key reasons impacting the seafarers’ happiness level.

  • 12 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    During a panel debate hosted by The Mission to Seafarers at Nor-Shipping event, leaders in seafarer welfare concluded that higher level of transparency is needed to improve human rights in the shipping industry. An expert panel, made up of representatives from the RAFTO Foundation, the Institute for Human Rights and Business, Norwegian OECD NCP, and Human Rights […]

  • 9 March 2018

    The average seafarer happiness level in the fourth quarter of 2017 was 6.25 out of 10.

  • 11 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva has today agreed in principle two key proposals for amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (2006) (MLC) which will give seafarers better protection under the Code for repatriation and ship-owners’ liability. Global maritime welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers attended the Special Tripartite Committee meeting and week-long sessions […]

  • 24 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Seafarers’ challenging working conditions and lifestyle and the prevalence of smoking, lack of exercise and poor diet within the group have all contributed to a higher risk of seafarers developing diabetes as compared to the general populace, numerous studies confirm. To address concerns of a higher risk for seafarers to develop diabetes, Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) and […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Mission to Seafarers chaplain in Pusan South Korea, The Revd Simon Ro, has described his work in recent weeks as ‘completely heartbreaking’, as a leading member of one of the first emergency support teams to reach Paengmok Port, Jindo following the sinking of the Sewol ferry which killed 212 people, the majority being high […]

  • 1 May 2015

    The crew of the anti-piracy vessel MV Seaman Guard Ohio who have been detained in India for over 550 days are to receive a final judgement on their case in May, The Mission to Seafarers reports. Revd Canon Ken Peters, Director of Justice and Public Affairs, The Mission to Seafarers, said that the Supreme Court in India […]

  • 29 November 2017

    The six British nationals, former security guards on board the Seaman Guard Ohio anti-piracy vessel, also known as the Chennai Six, have been released from prison after four years.  “After four long years, we, along with the 29 crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio, have been cleared by the Appeal Court. We want to thank the […]

  • 14 October 2014

    The freed 35 strong crew of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio now face further detention and a possible re-trial after a last minute appeal was lodged to overturn the decision of the Indian High Court to drop all charges, the Mission to Seafarers says. 6 British crewmen, along with 29 other seafarers, have now been held […]

  • 10 August 2009

    A campaign is under way to save a threatened Tyneside charity base which supports ships’ crews. The Mission to Seafarers charity said it planned to introduce a mobile ministry at South Shields as it confronts financial pressures.

  • 10 September 2015

    There is a need for ‘Seafarers Standing Committee’ at the International Maritime Organization, as well as better access to data by flag states on rates of illness, suicide and deaths on board, Clay Maitland, head of International Registries Inc., said while speaking at London International Shipping Week’s inaugural ‘Big Maritime Welfare Debate’ on Tuesday 8 September. He […]

  • 28 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      The Liberian Registry has awarded an honorary Master’s Licence to the Revd Canon Ken Peters, Director of Justice & Welfare for the Mission to Seafarers, in recognition of the generous and continued support he has provided in connection with Liberia’s Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) Inspector Training Courses. Presenting the award during the Mission […]

  • 10 September 2015

    There is a need for ‘Seafarers Standing Committee’ at the International Maritime Organization, as well as better access to data by flag states on rates of illness, suicide and deaths on board, Clay Maitland, head of International Registries Inc., said while speaking at London International Shipping Week’s inaugural ‘Big Maritime Welfare Debate’ on Tuesday 8 September. He […]

  • 4 July 2016

    The Mission to Seafarers and families of the British guards of the anti-piracy vessel the MV Seaman Guard Ohio, who have been detained and imprisoned in India, have called for a parliamentary lobby and supporter rally to hand in a petition at Downing Street on the July 7. This marks the day when the men […]

  • 11 July 2014

    Problems of 6,400 seafarers and their families were resolved during 2013, according to the 2013 Annual Review for SeafarerHelp issued by the International Seafarers’ Welfare Assistance Network (ISWAN).   SeafarerHelp is a free 24 hour multi-lingual helpline for seafarers.  There was a 35% increase in the number of new cases handled by the SeafarerHelp team, and […]

  • 11 March 2015

    Maritime charities Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) and The Mission to Seafarers (MtS) have issued a global plea for urgent action for the crew of the detained vessel the MV Seaman Guard Ohio. The 6 men, all former soldiers from the UK – John Armstrong, Nick Dunn, Billy Irving, Nick Simpson, Ray Tindall and Paul […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    SeafarerHelp, the 24 hour helpline for seafarers run by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), assisted 19% more sefarers during 2014 when compared to the preceeding year. The helpline reported a 53% increase in the number of calls, dealt with 1,920 new cases and helped over 7,710 seafarers. Since 2011, Seafarerhelp recorded nearly a 270% increase in […]