Article audio (courtesy of Don Sheetz) by Susan Huppert, NAMMA It was a pair of number nine knitting needles that introduced Carol McQuellen to the world of seafarers. Carol lived as a child in Vancouver, WA and returned there when her husband retired
Article audio (courtesy of Don Sheetz) by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Giving can begin with just a conversation. Rob Henkel, Vice President of Operations and Galveston Cruise for Ceres Terminals Inc. found a conversation at the docks that lead to a much-needed gift.
Article audio (courtesy of Don Sheetz) by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Small is still significant On the northwestern edge of Lake Ontario is one of the ten seafarers' centres in Canadian ports affiliated to the Anglican global ministry of The Mission to Seafarers.
Article audio (courtesy Don Sheetz) by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Nestled just south of the bustling Port of Tampa, Florida on Tampa Bay, is Port Manatee; a deep water seaport on the Gulf of Mexico. While a comparatively smaller port, it’s geographic footprint
Canadian National Seafarers’ Welfare Board Meets in Capital, Discusses ‘Proactive Approach’ to Seafarers’ Welfare
by Kevin Walker (NAMMA), with contributions from Debbie Murray (APCA), Peter Lahay (ITF), and Jason Zuidema (NAMMA) On November 7, the Canadian Seafarers’ Welfare Board (CSWB) convened in Ottawa ahead of the meeting of the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) for
Article audio (courtesy of Don Sheetz) by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Shore leave for seafarers on cruise ships has improved since the decrease of COVID-19. Seafarer centers in the United States and Canada report improved access to shore leave provides reduced stress on those working at
Article audio (courtesy of Don Sheetz) by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Cookies make a difference to seafarers. Chaplain Ruth Setaro has been visiting the ships in the Port of New Haven, CT for more than 26 years. Her committed partner in seafarers' welfare work,
On this, World Maritime Day, we’re delighted to announce the winners of the Life at Sea 2022 photography competition, the latest in the ITF Seafarers’ Trust project to capture the experiences of seafarers today and highlight their vital, often unnoticed,
by Jason Zuidema, ICMA From September 27-30, 2022, ICMA held its annual general meeting and conference in Rome to discuss challenges and programs during the pandemic and war, but also the new opportunities that have been made clear. The COVID-19 pandemic