Inmarsat is ramping up its response to COVID-19 with additional initiatives to improve seafarer wellbeing. These initiatives include further collaboration with ISWAN (International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network) and maritime charities, the launch of a new chatcard and the wider roll-out of a COVID-19 video telemedicine call service.
In a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on seafarer well-being, Inmarsat has formalised a sweeping 50 per cent discount for crew voice calling services available for up to 40,000 ships for three months until the end of June.
The free, confidential helpline for seafarers provided by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) can now be accessed using the instant messaging app Viber, expanding the range of contact options for international crews in need of support.
SeafarerHelp, a free confidential helpline for seafarers around the world run by the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), can now be contacted using mobile messaging app WhatsApp, the organisation has announced.
The International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), an organisation promoting seafarer welfare, has launched a new website called SeafarerHelp to provide a free, confidential helpline service to seafarers and their families all over the world.
The charitable group International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has partnered with Marlins, part of V.Group, to create a new e-Learning course to help seafarers prevent and prepare for piracy attacks. The launch has been announced to coincide with IMO's Day of the Seafarer on 25 June.
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