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Abandoned at Christmas

10 December 2018

As Christmas approaches, families around the world will make the final preparations for the festive period – but for two abandoned seafarers it’s just another reminder of what they’re missing at home.

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​Seafarer survives four days at sea with fractured spine after fall​

4 December 2018

A Filipino seafarer is recovering in hospital after fracturing his spine falling from a ladder on 14 November.

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Shipping industry joins Sailors’ Society for first ever Wellness at Sea Week

19 November 2018

Representatives from the shipping industry including Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings, Anglo-Eastern and Wallem, joined international maritime charity Sailors’ Society at its first ever Wellness at Sea Week in Hong Kong last week (4-10 November).

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On the fifth anniversary of one of the world’s worst typhoons, charity says traumatised children need long term strategies to rebuild their lives

6 November 2018

Five years ago on 8 November, Typhoon Haiyan - one of the most destructive tropical cyclones ever recorded - hit Southeast Asia, killing more than 6,000 people and leaving an estimated $2.8 billion worth of damage.

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More than a quarter (26 per cent) of seafarers seeking crisis response affected by piracy, maritime charity reveals

31 October 2018

Sailors’ Society’s Crisis Response Network (CRN) provided support to its 100th case this week, with piracy, death at sea and abandonment accounting for almost two-thirds (59 per cent) of those supported.

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​​Sailors’ Society says cheers to 200 years

29 October 2018

Maritime welfare charity Sailors’ Society’s 200th anniversary events continued with the annual ING wine-tasting evening, which this year raised a glass to the charity’s 200th anniversary.

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