SeafarerHelp — Seafish


International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN)
SeafarerHelp provides a free, confidential helpline for seafarers and their families around the world. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Multilingual and a wide choice of contact methods
The SeafarerHelp team speaks a wide range of languages including Filipino, Russian, Hindi, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic. The helpline can be contacted via a number of different methods including telephone (with a callback option), e-mail, Live Chat and WhatsApp.

Whatever the problem, we will do our best to help
Whether it is a problem on board, concerns about family, a health issue, a request for general information, or simply the need to talk to someone, our SeafarerHelp team is here to offer assistance. We deal with many of the problems in-house and our team is trained in emotional support and listening skills. We also refer cases to a number of specialist agencies or ISWAN’s regional representatives in the port or country where the seafarer is located to ensure he or she receives the appropriate support.

Benefits for the wider industry
SeafarerHelp deals with the problems and challenges faced by seafarers, meaning the data generated by the helpline is a useful indication of trends and issues of concern for the wider industry. This is paramount in making progress and driving change.

Seafarer Centre Directory
If a seafarer is entering a port and wishes to find their nearest welfare facilities, they can search our online directory of seafarer centres on the SeafarerHelp website.

Significance for seafood businesses:

Seafood-specific support for seafarers. Useful for awareness as an organisation working to support the industry, and improve governance, safety and welfare within the global seafood industry.

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