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AGM & Consultative Forum Dates Announced

The 2014 Annual General Meeting and Consultative Forum will be held in Copenhagen Denmark. The dates are 19-20 September 2014. Participants will have opportunity to tour the Maritime Museum of Denmark in Helsingor, where the AGM meeting will be held. A Preliminary Schedule will begin at 1000 on 18 September with the Executive Committee meeting. AGM […]

Stuart Rivers takes office at Sailors Society

The Sailors’ Society’s new Chief Executive Officer has assumed the role at the Society’s Southampton office in the United Kingdom on April 1st 2013.  Stuart R Rivers succeeds Robert N Adams in the role. In a letter announcing his appointment, the Sailors’ Society wrote that Rivers has extensive experience in the international mobile communications sector, […]

Warning: scammer preys on ICMA

The scammer targeting International Christian Maritime Association personnel has had some success in convincing several of you to send money.  Please protect your chaplains and centres by warning them. Chaplains who are unaware of how International Christian Maritime Association’s internal procedures for transferring funds might work, are the most vulnerable.  Several of them have regretfully […]

A new team leads ICMA Region

Father Oleksandr Smerechynskyy, Apostleship of the Sea chaplain in Odessa, was elected as the new Regional Coordinator for the ICMA Black Sea, Mediterranean and Middle East Region.  The Region met in Odessa, Ukraine.  Oleksandr is based in Odessa and operates from a small seafarers’ centre just outside the port gates.  He shares his centre and […]

Ex-seafarer models new centre on ICMA

The first seafarers’ centre in Aliaga in Turkey’s port city of Izmir, opens today, Monday 21st January 2013.  The Pollen Seafarers Center is an initiative of ex-seafarer Captain Onur Hurmuzlu.   The Pollen Seafarers Center is modelled on Captain Hurmuzlu’s experience of ICMA members’ centres.   However, there is little understanding in the region of […]

ICMA personnel honoured for excellence

The 2012 ICSW Seafarers Welfare Awards ceremony was a glittering event befitting the excellence displayed by the awards’ recipients.   The awards were presented in the General Assembly of the International Maritime Organisation’s Headquarters in London, followed by a reception in the delegates’ lounge. The ICSW Seafarers Welfare Awards highlight the need for welfare services […]

“ICMA has given me a real understanding of global maritime welfare issues” says the new MtS Secretary General

The Reverend Andrew Wright has taken up his position as the new Secretary General of the Mission to Seafarers. The new Mission to Seafarers Secretary General has had his first day at the office.  He will lead one of the founder members of the International Christian Maritime Associations’ members.  He is no stranger to ICMA […]

Helping seafarers to deal with piracy

Pre-Departure Piracy Awareness Training has been developed by the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP).  The training is to be launched in Manila on Monday, November 12, 2012.  Maritime Executive  reported this weekend that one of the crucial outcomes of the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) – to develop training for seafarers that will […]

Bishop Promoter dies

Bishop René Marie EHOUZOU died on October 17th after a long illness. Bishop EHOUZOU was promoter of the Apostleship of the Sea in West Africa.  He served for a term as Regional Coordinator of the ICMA West Africa Region.  In this capacity Bishop EHOUZOU was instrumental in the completion of the seafarers’ centre in Cotonou, […]



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