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New guidance for when seafarers go missing

16 November 2018

The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and InterManager have issued new guidance for shipping companies and agents on how to handle situations involving seafarers who have gone missing while on board.

The Good Practice Guide for Shipping Companies & Manning Agents covers managing relationships on board, actions to be taken, and managing relationships with the families of seafarers who have gone missing. 

Roger Harris from ISWAN commented that: “When seafarers are tragically lost at sea it is vitally important for their families and loved ones to be supported by companies and manning agencies. The guide provides practical steps for those involved in these difficult situations.”

If you want to read this guide, go to: https://www.seafarerswelfare.org/assets/documents/resources/Good-Practice-Guide-for-Shipping-Companies-Manning-Agents-working-with-situations-involving-missing-seafarers.pdf




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