Seafarers are not necessarily the best with finances and their families can find themselves suddenly in difficult situations. Also retired or injured seafarers all too easily find themselves needing support. Even in the socialist welfare state of the United Kingdom (or perhaps because of it) they may need a helping hand.
The organisation Seafarer Support www.seafarersupport.org Telephone: 0800 121 4765 is for working and former seafarers and their families as well as people who work to improve the lives of seafarers and their families.
Please visit and inform yourself of their work and it may be that you can help seafarers less fortunate than yourselves.
One group of seafarers that need help are the 400 held captive by pirates off the coast of Somalia.