Crisis Response

Sailors’ Society SA continues virtual seafarer support in response to lockdown.

In response to the article in The Guardian of 14 May 2020, “Deaths and hunger strikes point to mental health crises on stranded cruise ships”  Sailors Society SA has stepped up its virtual support which the organisation has been offering since the lockdown situation. The Crisis Response Network of the Society still has ongoing contact with seafarers on board vessels using Skype, telephone and social media to provide advice, support and arrange practical help for crews. We are in contact…

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COVID-19 and Seafarers Latest News

Sailors’ Society Launches COVID-19 Helpline International maritime welfare charity Sailors’ Society has launched a dedicated helpline for seafarers and their families. The confidential, 24 hour service is there to offer support and welfare to those worried or adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Sandra Welch, the charity’s COO and director of program, said: “We’ve seen an increase in calls for help and advice of late and there’s a lot of uncertainty, so our new dedicated Covid-19 helpline is a welcome…

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Sailors’ Society April 2020 Newsletter

Seafarers are often forgotten but they play a major role in trade between nations. They are far from home and loved ones, and can feel isolated resulting in depression. There have been distressing accounts of tourists having to remain on ships in ports, in hotels, in temporary shelters etc for long periods with no certainty  as to when they can return home. Imagine how this situation affects the seafarer Populations are in lockdown, but piracy attacks are not in lockdown.…

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