Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CET
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Thon Hotel 
Willemsplein 1
Rotterdam 3016 DN

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Caitlin Vaughan 
+44 (0)20 8253 0161 

Seminar on Ports and Seafarers' Welfare 

Time in port can be welcome respite for seafarers who have been at sea for long periods of time, but access to welfare services - such as free WiFi - isn’t always straightforward.

ISWAN is holding a day of interactive discussions to explore some of the common challenges seafarers face in port and to look at effective strategies to overcome them. The event aims to highlight best practice from ports, shipping companies, and welfare workers and to emphasise the importance of cooperation in protecting the welfare of seafarers in port.

Presentations and speakers:

MLC 4 Years On: Developments in Seafarers’ Access to Shore Based Services

  • Alternatives to Seafarer Centres - Kimberly Karlshoej, Consultant to the ITF Seafarers' Trust
  • Funding the Future of Seafarer Centres: Case Studies from North America - Jason Zuidema, Executive Director, NAMMA
  • Financial Support for Seafarers - Stuart Ostrow, President, Ship Money
  • Port Levies: A Case Study from the Port of Bremerhaven - Dr. Iven Kraemer, Head of Department for Port Economy and Shipping, Ministry for Economy, Labour and Ports of Bremen and Werner Gerke, Port Chaplain of Deutsche Seemannsmission Bremerhaven
  • Engaging All Partners: International Port Welfare Partnership Programme - Sharon Coveney, Deputy Director, MNWB

Protecting the Wellbeing of Seafarers in Port

  • Seafarers' Access to Healthcare in Ports - Jan Oltmanns, Director, International Seamen's Club DUCKDALBEN
  • Challenges to Seafarers' Welfare in Cruise Ship Ports - Lena Dyring, Asst. Director, Cruise Operations, Norwegian Seafarers' Union
  • Access to Communication in Port - Caitlin Vaughan, Project Manager, ISWAN
  • A Case Study: The Port of Rotterdam - Ingrid Romers, Senior Advisor, Harbour Master Division

Supporting Seafarers in Port

  • The Impact of Migrant Rescue Missions - Fr Bruno Ciceri, Chairman, ICMA
  • Illegal Cargo and the Criminalisation of Seafarers - Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, Seafarers' Rights International
  • Bullying and Harassment - Toon van de Sande, Director, Spiritension