Maritime Trainer has partnered with The Mission to Seafarers, leading international seafarer welfare
charity, to provide WeCare courses to Mission Chaplains and volunteers around the globe.
The Mission’s WeCare programme aims to ensure that seafarers and their families are able to
prosper. It offers practical methods to support their wellbeing and promote coping strategies to
empower action. With the WeCare online courses, seafarers can access mental health advice and
wellbeing resources on board and on shore.
However, to ensure as many seafarers as possible have access to the course, The Mission to
Seafarers is expanding training for its Chaplains and volunteers, who work with seafarers on a daily
basis, in the WeCare programme.
Maritime Trainer will provide The Mission to Seafarers with an online training solution for its global
network of Chaplains. The new platform offers The Mission to Seafarers a unique capability to provide
the WeCare e-learning programme to port teams across the globe. Whether for a Port Chaplain
providing ship visits, operating in over 200 ports across the globe, or a volunteer managing a
seafarers’ centre, they will now have access to the WeCare courses through the Learning
The first available online course is Financial Wellbeing, which helps seafarers take control of their
finances. The course outlines coping methods and sets out budgeting, savings, and investment
The second course, Social Wellbeing, covers the links between mental health, relationships, and
communication on social media. This includes creating a healthy lifestyle, balancing physical life
onboard with virtual life back home by providing communication plans and coping methods.
Capt Ozgur Alemdag the CEO of Maritime Trainer commented: “Maritime Trainer is a global
digital learning technology and interactive content development company dedicated to meeting
industry requirements for the selection and development of crew, to achieve environmental, safety,
and operational excellence. Recently, especially after the pandemic, we are also very much interested
to help seafarers sustain and improve their mental health and well-being. Partnering with The Mission
enables us to give something back and have an impact on seafarer well-being across the world.
WeCare will also be available to our customers, providing over 50 shipping companies and 30,000
seafarers with access to the programme.
“Many of the Maritime Trainer team are former seafarers in leadership roles and understand the
challenges life at sea can present. We believe this partnership with The Mission to Seafarers and the
WeCare e-learning programme is a significant step for welfare in maritime. We look forward to making
a real difference to the lives of seafarers across the world.”
The new platform, www.MtSLearning.org will launch in January 2022, enrolling the first 100 Chaplains
To find out more, contact a member of the team here: https://www.maritimetrainer.com/contact-us/