Seafarers’ Welfare and Mental Health on the Agenda at the International Maritime Health Symposium in Athens
Article audio (courtesy of Don Sheetz) by Dr. Jason Zuidema (NAMMA/ICMA) The bi-annual International Maritime Health Symposium took place in Athens, Greece from October 5-8. This was the first post-pandemic in-person meeting, the last being in Hamburg in 2019. More than 100
By Susan Huppert, NAMMA The continued dedication to seafarers is as significant as its century-old history. Seafarers, an invisible workforce in a global economic machine continue to, without voice or platform, demand our attention. This reality is the main focus of
On 26 September 2023, the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University hosted a seminar to mobilize community supports for a seafarers’ welfare centre in St. John’s.
50 YEARS OF CARING FOR SEAFARERS IN PORT HOUSTON (NAMMA, 2019) by Rev. David Wells and Dr. Jason Zuidema celebrates the five-decade history of the Houston International Seafarers' Center: how it was founded, how it has served seafarers and led
by Joel Holt, MNWB https://youtu.be/0CUCzQJcR9Q A bus has been transformed into a mobile seafarer centre for hundreds of seafarers to use in a major UK port. The mobile seafarer centre is being trialled in the Port of Southampton on Thursday, August 17 and
by Susan Huppert and Jason Zuidema, NAMMA https://vimeo.com/851376300?share=copy NAMMA Conference 2023 Video The North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA) Conference 2023 brought a common vision and long-term commitment together. Chaplains, directors, ship visitors, and volunteers gathered around the theme of “Ready for the
For our 2023 conference, we were honoured to receive remarks from Admiral Steven D. Poulin, Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Port Ministries International celebrates 40 years of service to seafarers by equipping port chaplains at its annual gathering in Mobile, AL. Mobile was chosen to host this year's anniversary PMI conference because PMI was formed there in