A seafarers home away from home
The Swedish Seamen's Service commitment is to initiate, coordinate and carry out cultural and leisure activities for seafarers, according to the ILO-convention MLC 2006 (Maritime Labour Convention 2006).
In our recreation facilities – the seamen clubs – we offer modern communication possibilities – such as wifi and top-ups, arrange sports activities and can help with transports and currency exchange. These facilities are located in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Norrköping. In Malmö, we are located in the sports facility Kockum Fritid. We also have a field representative in Antwerp. We maintain a close cooperation with seamen’s churches, ports and our Nordic sister organizations.
To increase health on board, we arrange sports events and contests, for example in our exercise portal SeaSportal.
Working at sea involves certain restrictions in the everyday life that one might not think of. Amongst other things, there is a lack of the cultural exchange that life on land offer. The Seamen’s Library gives access to books, in paper and digitally, and through our Media-department we offer subscriptions for rental movies and news distribution.
All this to help giving you seafarers a better life on board.
Last updated 2021-03-12