Organizations that support seafarers’ welfare worldwide
ICMA – International Christian Maritime Association
IMO – International Maritime Organization
AOS-USA – the professional membership association of Catholic Mariners and Maritime Ministers
Apostleship of the Sea/USCCB – the national office of AOS at the United States Council of Catholic Bishops
Apostleship of the Sea/Canada Region
AOS worldwide directory
Center for Seafarers’ Rights offers free legal assistance to merchant seafarers and is sponsored by SCI NY/NJ.
The Maritime Industry Knowledge Centre – aims to enrich knowledge and understanding of the vital roles of maritime industries and commercial shipping in the economic, social, political and cultural life of the global environment.
Mission to Seafarers Canada Region
ITF – International Transport Workers Federation
ISWAN – International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network
NAMEPA – the North American Marine Environment Protection Association
PMI – Port Ministries International
Helpful Reports and Articles
ITF Trust report on port-based welfare workers for seafarers (2007).
“Security of Maritime Facilities” – the regulations of U.S. Coast Guard document 33 (CFR)
In October 2012, Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) released a study on the psychological impact of piracy on seafarers. While incidents of piracy decline off the Horn of Africa, an inestimable number of seafarers continue to bear the psychological impact of captivity by pirates.