Article audio (courtesy of Don Sheetz) by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Knitting needles bring Christmas joy and global impact. Knitting, like other hobbies, can be personally gratifying when you see the end product. But, for 102-year-old Ms. Vicki, in Fresno, Calif., satisfaction isn’t what she
For our 2023 conference, we were honoured to receive remarks from Admiral Steven D. Poulin, Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Sailors’ Society is switching its focus to 24/7 virtual support for seafarers and their families across the world. The charity’s global team will provide a virtual chaplaincy service available to all seafarers and their loved ones whenever and wherever they need support, whether they
On March 29, the chairman of the Nederlandse Zeevarendencentrale, the NZC, presented a research report to the Director General of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. The research was carried out by Erasmus University and investigated the welfare needs
by Joel Holt, MNWB The Merchant Navy Welfare Board’s (MNWB) popular Ship Welfare Visitor course has been updated with a greater emphasis on rights at sea and security. The course is aimed at all employees and volunteers of charities within the maritime
by Jason Zuidema, NAMMA Often, seafarers’ welfare is done ‘under the radar’. It is often said that the general public does not pay all that much attention to shipping, a proverbial “sea blindness”. In previous years, this has meant that seafarers’
Article audio (courtesy of Don Sheetz) by Susan Huppert, NAMMA The dynamic seafarers' ministry in the Port of Port Arthur, Texas, is welcoming seafarers to its center with Christmas cheer and boarding ships with gifts. The local Stella Maris outreach operates through
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