London International Shipping Week:

Celebrating a legacy of supporting seafarers

Seafarers Hospital Society has completed 200 years of providing health and wellbeing support to individuals in the maritime and fishing sector. The charity marked the occasion with a drinks reception at Trinity House attended by industry leaders, representatives from partner organisations, well-wishers and staff members. The event also served as a farewell reception for their … Continued

Seafarers Hospital Society Launches Webinar Series.

The ongoing pandemic, geopolitical unrest and increasing operational and administrative burdens pose an ongoing challenge to seafarer health and wellbeing. Not only do these individuals face uncertainty around access to crew change, healthcare and vaccinations, but extended contract lengths, operating in high-risk areas and the risk of abandonment can also impact mental and physical wellbeing. … Continued

Kuba Szymanski to Chair Seafarers Hospital Society

The Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) has appointed Captain Kuba Szymanski as the new Chair of the board of the 200-year-old UK maritime charity, following the retirement of Peter McEwen MBE MNM. Capt. Szymanski is Secretary-General for InterManager, the international trade association for the ship and crew management sector, and has a well-deserved reputation for advocating … Continued

Maritime charity calls for industry-wide collaboration to support the future health of the seafaring community

Charities, ship owners, charterers and other stakeholders in the maritime industry must work together to create a culture of care in maritime, according to the Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS). Delegates at last Friday’s SHS seminar, Supporting Seafarers into the Future, were inspired by the findings of the Society’s landmark study of maritime worker health initiatives, … Continued

Registrations now open for SHS Seminar: ‘Supporting Seafarers into the Future’

Seafarers Hospital Society is launching the findings of its landmark study of maritime worker health initiatives at its seminar on Friday 26 November 2021. The study, conducted by Yale University, looks into the effectiveness of the various maritime worker health initiatives taken by shipping companies, charities and the wider maritime sector to keep seafarers healthy … Continued

Chair of Trustees role

ROLE DESCRIPTION: ChairThe Seafarers Hospital Society has been looking after the health and welfare of seafarers and their families since 1821. The Chair of Trustees plays a crucial role at the centre of the charity’s work, promoting its continued development and success.Principal Responsibilities Leadership Working with the trustees to guide the Society in its overall … Continued

Lifeline advice service for seafarers is 25 years old

The Seafarers Advice and Information Line (SAIL) is 25 years old today. Launched on 24th September 1996 by the Seafarers Hospital Society and originally known as the Seafarers Benefits Advice Line (SBAL), it was a new telephone helpline service for seafarers operating under the umbrella of the nationally acclaimed Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) service. SBAL … Continued

Culture of care is key to future seafarer health and welfare, says Seafarers Hospital Society

The Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS), Yale University and Lloyd’s Register Foundation told shipping companies that they will need to create a culture of care if they are to adequately address the health and welfare needs of seafarers. Reporting on the early findings of their landmark study of maritime worker health initiatives at a London International … Continued

London International Shipping Week:

Seafarers Hospital Society Panel discussion: Putting Seafarers at the Heart of Shipping Date: ThursdaySeptember 16th 2021 Time: 3.00 PM to 4.00 PM BST Virtual Event: Seafarers Hospital Society Panel Discussion and Q&A The speakers for this panel discussion include: Sandra Welch, CEO of Seafarers Hospital Society Guy Platten, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping Mr Ismael Cobos … Continued

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