MISSION to Seafarers Brisbane has taken home the International Seafarers’ Centre of the Year award at the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) awards held this week in Geneva.
Port of Brisbane CEO Roy Cummins congratulated MTS Brisbane for winning the prestigious award for providing high-quality welfare services and facilities for visiting seafarers.
“The Mission to Seafarers Brisbane is a fantastic example of how volunteers and hard work can achieve international success,” he said.
“This dedicated organisation provides a vital service for thousands of seafarers every year, contributing to the safe operation of ships and supporting the Port’s fundamental focus on health and safety.
“The Port of Brisbane proudly supports Mission to Seafarers Brisbane financially and through in-kind support.
And an organisation from the other side of Australia was also recognised at the awards night.
The Flying Angel Club Fremantle was presented with a certificate of commendation for continuing service to seafarers’ welfare.
In 2014, the club won the Seafarer Centre of the Year award, and since then has refurbished its accommodation facilities and increased transport offerings.
Dennis Claughton from the Flying Angel Club Fremantle, which received a certificate of commendation for the centre’s continued outstanding services to seafarers’ welfare.
© Joy Corthésy for ISWAN
Other award winners included Wallem for Shipping Company of the Year; Port of Rotterdam for Port of the Year; and Jasper Del Rosario and Nautilus Welfare Fund for the Dr Dierk Lindemann Welfare Personality of the Year awards for individuals and organisations.