Supporting Seafarers Globally

SPO

Supporting Seafarers Globally


In 2020 SPO made an extra COVID-19 related donation of USD 25,000 to maritime charity, Sailors' Society, demonstrating our continued global commitment to supporting seafarers in need, at a time when crew changes were materially disrupted due to the pandemic.


The funds will go towards supporting Sailors' Society's work around the world, with half dedicated to the charity's work in the Philippines, where it has been rolling out mental health awareness, family resiliency workshops and pre-departure seminar modules for seafarers and families.



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In these tough times, it is particularly important that we continue our support to seafarers and their families. The pandemic has impacted massively on the mental health and finances of so many and we've seen a huge increase in calls for help.

Between January and October 2020, we gave out 12 times the number of welfare grants than we did the previous year. We're really grateful to SPO for recognising the importance of investing in support for the maritime community's most vulnerable, especially in these challenging times."

Sara Baade
CEO, Sailors' Society