Supporting Seafarers

July 10, 2023

By John Belesis

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Celebrating the Annual Day of the Seafarer: Honoring the Unsung Heroes of the Maritime World

Every year, on June 25th, the maritime industry unites to celebrate the Annual Day of the Seafarer. This special day aims to recognize and appreciate the invaluable contributions made by seafarers to global trade, the economy, and our daily lives. From transporting goods across vast oceans to ensuring the safety of maritime routes, seafarers play […]

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Supporting Seafarers

July 10, 2023

By John Belesis

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Making a Difference: The Importance of Donating to Sailors Society

In a world increasingly focused on land-based initiatives, it’s easy to overlook the vital role that seafarers play in keeping global trade and economies afloat. The Sailors Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting seafarers around the world, provides a lifeline to these unsung heroes of the seas. In this blog article, we will explore […]

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Supporting Seafarers

January 25, 2023

By Peter Hult, CEO at VIKAND

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Crew welfare and seafarer human sustainability charter

Small Interventions Lead to Big Changes in Crew Welfare Says VIKAND’s CEO Peter Hult Crew Welfare is all about creating an environment where seafarers feel comfortable. Small improvements to the lives of seafarers onboard can make a huge impact on their overall sense wellbeing and morale, which in turn can benefit productivity. But how do […]

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Supporting Seafarers

October 20, 2022

By Greta Bartsota

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Empowering Crew and Recognising the True Value of the Seafaring Community

There have been a number of articles in recent times about how crew members are undervalued and underappreciated. While hospital staff were rightly lauded for their amazing dedication during the COVID pandemic, very little was written about the work that seafarers did to keep global supply chains moving.

There were calls for seafarers to be recognized as key workers yet governments were slow to react when support for crew was needed most and a huge crew change crisis ensued…

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