International Seafarers' Welfare And Assistance Network

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Suffolk House George Street,

020 8253 0161

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ISWAN works to support the welfare of seafarers all over the world.

We advocate on behalf of seafarers for better welfare services and facilities in ports and on board ships. We also provide direct welfare services to seafarers. Our 24-hour multilingual helpline, SeafarerHelp, runs every day of the year and is free for seafarers to call from anywhere in the world. We run an emergency welfare fund for seafarers and their families in dire need, and we also produce health information for seafarers and provide information on the location of seafarer centres.

Despite seafarers being responsible for transporting 90% of the world’s goods, they are frequently overlooked. They lead tough and dangerous lives, and spend long periods away from their families with sometimes severely restricted shore leave. Welfare facilities and services both on board and ashore can be a lifeline for seafarers, and our work towards this relies on charitable grants and donations.

We are there for seafarers. Can you be there for us?

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