About ITF Seafarers' Trust

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About The Seafarers’ Trust, a UK charity established in 1981, funds programmes that advance the wellbeing of maritime workers, seafarers and their families. We are funded by the Trust’s own capital funds, and by the investment income of the Welfare Fund at the International Transport Workers Federation, a global federation of transport workers’ unions with over 4.6 million worker members. The Seafarers’ Trust vision is to be the leader in promoting and improving the wellbeing of seafarers worldwide. We envisage a world where all seafarers are healthy, happy and have decent work. New Head of ITF Seafarers’ Trust appointed! We are delighted to announce that Katie Higginbottom has been appointed as the new Head of the ITF Seafarers’ Trust. The post attracted a strong field of able candidates, but the interview panel were pleased to recommend Katie to the Trustees who agreed the recommendation and appointed her as the new Head of Trust. Katie brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Trust, having worked for the ITF for 13 years, most recently as Projects and Campaigns Leader in the The first portable communication pod was declared open for seafarers on 18 July 2019 in the port of Tin Can Island, Lagos, by Hadiza Bala Usman, Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority. Given the notorious traffic problems in Lagos, the ITF Seafarers’ Trust anticipates that the pod will meet a pressing need to improve accessible services for seafarers. The Trust paid tribute to ‘the tireless work of the NSWBN (National Seafarers’ Welfare Board of Nigeria), who are managing the project, for bringing together the authorities, the unions and other maritime stakeholders to make this happen’. Dave Heindel, Chair of the ITF Seafarers’ Trust said: “It’s a great day for seafarers in the port of Lagos – projects like this make seafarers feel like they haven’t been forgotten in the maelstrom of commerce and logistics of this sometimes challenging and busy port.” Katie Higginbottom, Head of ITF Seafarers’ Trust added: “The pods project meets a very real need for seafarers who still have limited access internet onboard and can’t always get outside the port area… We hope it will also become a hub for seafarers to connect with other people providing services in the port and beyond. I’m very happy to see the first of the pods open and ready for use. This is the first of five around the globe, so look forward to more announcements soon.” Maritime section Arrangements are being put in place for Katie to formally take over leadership of the Trust from Tomas Abrahamsson, who as Acting Head of Trust has provided experienced navigation of the Trust over the recent period. However, we are sure you will join with us in the meantime in congratulating Katie on her appointment as we look forward to her joining the ITF Seafarers’ Trust. First Portable Communication Pod declared open for seafarers in port of Tin Can Island, Nigeria The first in a planned series of innovative portable communication ‘pods’ to enable visiting seafarers to contact family and friends at home has been formally opened in one of Nigeria’s busiest ports. The specially adapted 20ft solar panelled container is designed to accommodate up to 15 seafarers at a time, giving them access to wi-fi, tablet consoles and connection sockets. The pods have been developed by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust in response to concerns that changes in shipping operations are preventing many crew members from visiting traditional seafarers’ centres and getting access to the internet when visiting ports around the world.