AMWS News 2024
Departure STS Young Endeavour, Voyage 03/24. Sydney 30th January 2024
Hayden, the latest recipient of the AMWS Jim Israel Tall Ship Sail Training Scholarship, was farewelled at HMAS Waterhen by his Mum and Sister last Tuesday. Jayden, a recipient of the same Young Endeavour AMWS scholarship in 2022, Chris from the Salvation Army and AMWS Rep Chris Green were also in attendance to wish him well.
STS Young Endeavour is scheduled to complete its voyage in Newcastle on the 9th February 2024
Photo Left: Hayden, now part of Red Watch ( back row, second from right) can be seen with his new mates as they approach the ship's first night anchorage.
Safety4Sea - Petition "Make Internet Free for Seafarers under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)". 18th January 2024
Internet Connectivity to facilitate contact with families is an important basic seafarer need. It is at least equally important as food and drinking water for the wellness and wellbeing of seafarers.
Via their petition, Safety4Sea is seeking regulatory change via the MLC to ensure that seafarers are provided with internet connectivity – free of charge during their period of engagement and of appropriate quality and bandwidth that adequately covers the requirements of the crew and takes into account their differing needs and cultural backgrounds.
If you support this view and wish to sign the petition, please access the initiative by clicking the photo at left.
Can You Help? 21st January 2024
AMWS are looking for a member volunteer social media coordinator. If you are not a member, we can happily help you join.
We are keen to find someone passionate about mariners' welfare and the maritime industry here in Australia who has a creative flair with modern communications to update and increase interaction on AMWS’s social media platforms so as to increase awareness of AMWS’s work. We anticipate this to require no more than four hours per week. If you would like to learn more about the role or send an expression of interest, please email the AMWS Secretary at the following address email@example.com