ICMA Seminar Hamburg February 6

Meeting the Challenges of Seafarers’ Welfare: An ICMA Seminar

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Introduction: Those who wish to serve the needs of seafarers’ wellbeing and health are faced with increasing challenges.  This one-day seminar brought together leading experts from different sectors to discuss the challenges and best practice solutions.  Focus was on cargo shipping, and also on seafarers’ welfare on cruise ships.

Location: Finnische Seemannsmission in Norddeutschland
Ditmar-Koel-Straße 6, DE-20459 Hamburg

9:30 a.m. – Registration
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Session 1 – “Supporting Port Welfare
Welcome: Rev. Satu Oldendorff, Finnish Seamen’s Mission
Introduction: Rev. Heike Proske, Deutsche Seemannsmission, e.V.
– Runa Jörgens, German Ship Owner’s Association, presentation and video
– Dr. Jason Zuidema, ICMA, “Supporting Port Welfare” (powerpoint and text).
– Ulf Christiansen, ITF

10:45 a.m. – Coffee break

11:15 a.m – 12:00 p.m. – Session 2 – “Improving the health and wellbeing of seafarers and ship inspectors: A view from an occupational health physician”
Introduction: Rev’d Canon Andrew Wright, The Mission to Seafarers
Speaker: Dr. Clara Schlaich, Maritime Health

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Lunch

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Session 2 – “Cruise Ship Crew Welfare”
Introduction: Fr. Bruno Ciceri, Apostleship of the Sea
– Tino Hensel, Carnival Maritime GmbH
– Markus Wichmann, Deutsche Seemannsmission, Hamburg, “Seafarers’ Lounge”
– Lesley Warrick, NAMMA/Seafarers’ House, Ft. Lauderdale

2:30 p.m. – Coffee break

2:45–3:30 p.m. – Session 3 – “Seafarers’ Welfare: Thinking Ahead of the Curve”
Introduction: Jason Zuidema, ICMA
Small group discussion

3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Closing Prayer in FSM Chapel
Liturgy leader: Rev. Matthias Ristau (liturgy and homily text)

4 p.m.  End of Seminar

For more information: gensec@icma.as

ICMA Hamburg Feb 2018