Join us in celebrating the Day of the Seafarer this Sunday, June 25th. View the IMO Secretary-General's video message for Day of the Seafarer 2017 under the theme Seafarers Matter.
The International Maritime Organization is encouraging ports and seafarer centres from around the world to show how they help support seafarers. Ports and seafarer centres are encouraged to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them. For more information visit: http://www.imo.org/en/About/Events/dayoftheseafarer/Pages/Day-of-the-Seafarer-2017.aspx
The International Sailors Society will be holding an event on Grouse Mountain on Thursday, June 29th in celebration of the Day of the Seafarer. More information to follow.
We are now accepting applications for the ISSC Maritime Bursary created in honour of long serving director and corporate secretary, Sue Hanby. Two bursaries of $1000 each are available this year. The bursary is open to students who are enrolling in marine related studies with a recognized educational institution, however, please note that preference will be given to students who are preparing for a sea-going career.
To qualify for the 2017 Bursary, applications must be received by the ISSC secretariat no later than July 28th, 2017.
The ISSC Board of Directors established the 'Peter G. Bernard Volunteer Recognition Award,' in 2015 to recognize Peter's notable contribution to the Society as a member of the ISSC Board from 1977 to 2014 (37 years).
This annually awarded honour seeks to recognize others that generously contribute their time to support the welfare of seafarers. We are seeking nominations of volunteers who have shown an exemplary commitment to improving the welfare of seafarers in a Canadian port.
Deadline for this year's nomination is May 15, 2017. Send in your vote for volunteer of the year through our ISSC Nomination Form.
The ISSC is now accepting applications under our grant program. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate a need for financial assistance and provide details of operations in support of visiting seafarers in Canada.
To apply, submit the completed Grant Application to our offices before the deadline: May 15, 2017.