One of the many purposes of the Auckland International Seafarers Centre, like most similar organisations around the world, is to connect seafarers with their families. Times change; for many years the centre provided seafarers with a quiet place to write, and the facilities to then post, letters home. Those needing to speak to their loved ones – […]
Seafarers and the Internet
The Seafarers’ Centre in Auckland (AISC) is located within a short distance from the port. There are no restrictions on shore leave in the port unless imposed by the ship due to the workload, schedule or for other reasons. This is not the case in some ports of the world where distance, lack of transport, […]
Why do we visit ships?
Ship Visiting is an essential part of the work of the Seafarers Centre. Our chaplains visit ships to: let seafarers know about the Centre and the services we offer; be a friendly face; be ready to assist with any welfare problems the seafarers may be experiencing (we can put the seafarer in touch […]
PTSD Takes a Lasting Toll on Seafarers Held Hostage by Pirates
The maritime industry is full of risk, but piracy is a particularly frightening one. Conor Seyle of the foundation One Earth Future explains why the maritime industry needs to better address the PTSD that seafarers may experience. <Read article>