Crisis Response

News from the Crisis Response Centre

The value of the Crisis Response Centre (CRC) once again came to the fore recently in two situations Rev Van Schalkwyk received information from the Crewing Manager, Grindrod Maritime, that Mr  Alfredo Apao the bosun on board the vessel MV ‘IVS Sentosa”  had died resulting from an accident on board on 21 April when the vessel was just outside the port in Tokyo. He was approached enquiring whether he and his CRC team could provide grief counselling and debriefing for…

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Report: Crisis Repsonse Centre – MT Maro Imprisoned Crew – Yenagoa Prison, Nigeria

Report by The Rev. J. D. van Schalkwyk and Fr. T. H. Thembi CRC Response Cluster. September 2015. Exercise ‘MT Maro’. 1. INTRODUCTION A. Acting on a report requesting assistance from vessel MT MARO’ Chief Engineer’s daughter, Sailors’ Society Project Director, MPHRP UK, the Nigerian Seafarers Welfare Board, ITF Nigeria and MPHRP London and INDIA agreed that the Crisis Response Centre send a Response Cluster of 2 or 3 Port Chaplains to render humanitarian/welfare counselling and support to 11 imprisoned…

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