Representatives from several of the world’s seafarers’ centres gathered in Hong Kong.
ICMA invited these centres to workshop the crucial factors and best practice that make seafarers’ centres successful. It was hoped that the outcome of the workshop would be a toolkit for all seafarers’ centres. A set of instruments, documents and a narrative report of the workshop will soon be published on the ICMA website.
The two seafarers’ centres in Hong Kong co-hosted the workshop. Delegates were accommodated at the Mission to Seafarers’ Mariners Club in Hong Kong, and were treated to the hospitality of Reverends Martina Platte and Peter Ellis.
The ITF Seafarers’ Trust made the workshop possible with a generous grant, and assisted by allowing Roy Paul to co-present the event.