Seafarers Delivering Christmas
The International Chamber of Shipping invites seafarers, unions, friends, and family to join in the ‘Seafarers Delivering Christmas’ festivities. This campaign is in support of the many seafarers who face challenging times around the holidays. There are multiple ways to contribute:
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Donate gifts and money to the seafarers missions and seafarer charities
Provide 10 minute free telephone calls
Join in the 12 days of Christmas Singalong video
Provide access to company or other support helplines for seafarers
Seafarer Help: 24/7 Multilingual and confidential helpline for seafarers’ and their family – emotional support and practical help.
Nautilus 24/7: 24/7 Multilingual help available to Nautilus members
NUSI Sahara: 24/7 psychological support for Indian seafarers and their family
AMOSUP: 24/7 psychological support for Filipino seafarers and their family. +63 2 3310 6641 +63 2 8527 8116 to 20 (local2061)
SAIL: British Seafarers – Help with benefits, debt and housing
Seafarer Support: Central source of information on maritime charities support for seafarer and their families.
Seafarer Hospital Society: 24/7 online confidential advice and support service for all working and retired seafarers and families for seafarers in the UK.
Mission to Seafarers: 24/7 MtS & ICMA Chaplains available to talk.
Sailors Society Wellness at Sea: Emergency COVID-19 helpline
Sailors Society India: Helpline for Indian seafarers and their families
DSM.care: 24.7 online service to chat with a DSM chaplain.
Danish Seaman’s Church: Chaplains available for chat.
Stella Maris: To call Catholic chaplains worldwide for chat
Organize Festive Activities
ITF is continuing to monitor the crew change crisis. Please be assured that we are working every day to resolve this critical situation on board in an effort to help get seafarers home as soon as possible, and looking at a long-term strategy for a sustainable crew change system beyond the immediate.
Season’s greetings from the ITF. We wish you a happy, healthy and safe holiday season.
Seafarers & Inland Navigation Section Coordinator