Resources for seafarers - Ukraine crisis

If you have been affected by what is happening in Ukraine or if you are concerned about something, you can find support and information via the services and links listed below.


ISWAN's free, confidential, multilingual helpline for seafarers and their families, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our experienced helpline team can offer a listening ear to anyone who is worried and needs support or someone to talk to.

Yacht Crew Help:
ISWAN's free, confidential, multilingual helpline offering emotional support and a listening ear to professional yacht crew, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

ISWAN for Seafarers app: Download via Google Play or the App Store
Seafarers can download the ISWAN for Seafarers app for access to support from ISWAN's 24-hour helplines SeafarerHelp and Yacht Crew Help at the touch of a button. The app also offers offline access to all of ISWAN's mental and physical health resources, including self-help mental wellbeing guides.

Chat with a Chaplain:
An online messenger service by the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA), providing 24-hour holistic and spiritual support both for seafarers and their families wishing to speak to a port chaplain.


International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA):
News and resources for seafarers from ICMA members and partners.

The Shipowners' Club:
An information hub dedicated to updates from the International Group of P&I Clubs and The Shipowners' Club on the implementation of US, EU and UK sanctions, as well as practical guidance relating to crewing and any claims or legal disputes affected by or arising from the conflict.

Wilhelmsen Ukraine-Russia Port Situation Map:
A map of the latest port restrictions and updates as ports impose new restrictions and regulations on vessels and port calls (map updated up to two times per day).

NEWS: ‘Warlike Operations Areas’ designated in seas around Ukraine (2 March 2022):
The Joint Negotiating Group (JNG) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have designated areas in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov as ‘Warlike Operations Areas’, triggering an increased security level and other entitlements for seafarers in the war zone. Find more information about ITF Warlike and high risk areas here:

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