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AoS welcomes port welfare project

10th February 2015
Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) welcomes a new initiative to ensure the provision of good services and facilities to seafarers at ports around the world.
                  The project, launched by the International Seafarers’ Welfare Assistance Network, is called the International Port Welfare Partnership. It is funded by the International Transport Workers' Federation Seafarers' Trust and managed by the Merchant Navy Welfare Board.
                  The initiative aims to encourage and support the establishment of welfare boards worldwide, in accordance with the Maritime Labour Convention 2006.  Welfare boards provide the forum for maritime organisations to regularly meet and support seafarers' port welfare services and facilities in order to improve their lives.
                  It is designed to provide information, guidance and advice to assist in the setting up of welfare boards in parts of the world where they have not been previously seen. Additionally, it will assess the operational effectiveness of existing welfare boards around the world, while helping to establish minimum standards and promoting best practice.
                  A website to facilitate the initiative has been launched. More details can be found at www.portwelfare.org 
The London & South East Ports Welfare Committee meets regularly to support and improve welfare services for domicile and visiting seafarers
The London & South East Ports Welfare Committee meets regularly to support and improve welfare services for domicile and visiting seafarers. IPWP