Seafarers

Lockdown Loneliness of Seafarers – Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday 21 June and so Sailors Society is putting the spotlight on seafarers unable to reunite with their children due to COVID-19 and how we’ve been supporting them through these tough times. Sailors Society UK has  produced a campaign page featuring seafarer Taylan who’s not been able to hold his newborn son yet and also a British seafarer assisted by Pauline Robertson. “It’s a very hard time for us,” says Taylan, who is now…

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Helpline cases Triple as Seafarers Seek Help during COVID-19 Pandemic

International 24-hour helpline SeafarerHelp, operated by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), has experienced a surge in demand as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affects seafarers worldwide. In April 2020 alone, ISWAN’s SeafarerHelp handled over 600 new cases – more than triple the number in the same month last year. Many of these cases involve seafarers experiencing issues as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. In fact, up to 1 May 2020, the helpline has recorded over 470…

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Coronavirus Updates for Seafarers

Image: CDC/Alissa Eckert There is so much information and disinformation spinning around the world about the Coronavirus pandemic. Here are a few informative stories for our seafarers and maritime community. Most important – protect yourselves and others. iCALL Helping Increasing Numbers Of Seafarers Deal With Coronavirus Concerns A first year report into the counselling conducted by iCALL for Seafarers found that the top three mental challenges seafarers and their families raise with counsellors relate to emotional distress, relationship issues and…

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