Port Visitor is an industry wide programme that supports the development of port welfare services, under the auspices of ILO MLC 2006, and provides a central source of information for seafarers whilst promoting welfare providers.
In advance of its official launch, we are inviting the front line welfare providers, existing welfare boards and other industry professionals to join the beta trial in order to test the platform’s functionality.
If you would like to be invited to participate in the beta trail, please contact us to find out how.
These Guidelines seek to practically explain the provision of seafarers’ welfare as contained in relevant ILO instruments. It is significant to note that a few countries, which both currently and historically have highly developed arrangements for providing services and facilities for the welfare of seafarers of all nationalities are not yet signatories to the MLC. It is also of concern that many seafarer supply countries have not yet developed welfare organisations for seafarers which provide services or facilities, either at home or abroad. Given the nature of their duties, seafarers are engaged in a particularly vulnerable occupation which the ILO instruments concerning the provision of welfare services are designed to address. All persons and organisations with an interest in promoting seafarers’ welfare are urged to embrace the MLC, 2006 as soon as possible.