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Somali pirates release crew after more than five years

Somali pirates released three Iranian crew members, after more than five years in captivity, according to data provided by ISWAN. The three hostages, who were held for 1,975 days by Somali pirates, safely arrived at Tehran.

ISWAN seafarer helpline cases triple amid COVID-19

ISWAN’s seafarer helpline has experienced a surge in demand amid the COVID-19 crisis which has deeply affected seafarers worldwide, with repatriation being at the center of concerns, the organization informed. 

Staying safe on board during COVID-19

The world’s reliance on shipping and its seafarers has been brought into sharp focus by COVID-19 pandemic. Now, a new film, produced by Marine Media Enterprises with the support of Columbia Ship Management, ISWAN and the Club looks at what this virus means for seafarers.

Seven COVID-19 questions answered for seafarers

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented disruption to global trade operations and subsequent technical implications for the world’s crews. In this respect, ISWAN issued seven Frequently Asked Questions providing answers for seafarers.

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