Apinya Tajit at the forefront of seafarers’ welfare in Thailand
Ms Apinya Tajit, renowned port welfare provider from Thailand and part of the Stella Maris network of ICMA member the Apostleship of the Sea, addressed the Seafarers Welfare Seminar held in Thailand on the 2nd of March.
Ms Tajit, lovingly known by seafarers and ICMA members alike as “Jam”, addressed the seminar on occurrences of abandonment. She shared the stage with Thai and international experts on seafarers’ welfare, including officials from the Royal Thai Navy, the Thai Seafarer Association, the Thai Government, the ILO and the Thailand National Seafarers Welfare Board.
Also in attendance were I Dewa Nyoman Budiasa (Buddy), the coordinator of th ICSW’s East Asia Seafarers’ Regional Welfare Programme and Roy Paul, Manager of the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme.
Earlier, in February, Jam was prominent in organising the Maritime Games in Thailand, a sporting event for sea cadets.
The commitment of ICMA’s network to professionalism in caring for seafarers is widely acknowledged in the seafarers’ welfare sector.
To connect with Apinya Tajit and her global network of friends among seafarers and chaplains go to her facebook page at