Dr. Jason Zuidema Executive Director, NAMMA General Secretary, ICMA

My seafarers’ welfare journey started more than 20 years ago as a ship visitor at the seafarers’ centre in Montreal, Canada. Like most centres around the world, we provided transportation, communication services, a friendly space to relax, and a wide range of religious and social services on request. It was – and is – really enjoyable work.

You never know what kinds of special requests or questions you might get as you approach a new ship. Having the time and resources to help respond in special circumstances is always a pleasure.

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