A free 24 hour multi-lingual helpline for seafarers run by ISWAN
SeafarerHelp is the free 24 hour multi-lingual helpline for seafarers run by the International Seafarers’ Welfare Assistance Network (ISWAN).
Most of the contacts that SeafarerHelp receives are referred on to specialist organisations for direct assistance. These include the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and welfare organisations such as Mission to Seafarers, Apostleship of The Sea, and the Sailors Society. Other agencies who assisted included national embassies, harbour authorities, and medical service providers.
Roger Harris, Executive Director of ISWAN, said “The SeafarerHelp team did a great job in 2012 working around the clock everyday of the year assisting seafarers. We wish to thank our funders and other supporters for helping to provide this vital lifeline for seafarers all over the world.”
Seafarers can contact SeafarerHelp 24 hours, 365 days per year in the following ways :