Romanian Ports Welfare Committee – national level - born on December 2003, once C.163 ratified by Romania and implemented on national legislation. This is a proposal of Romanian Seafarers Free Union coming from 1995-1996 when a lot of Romanian flag vessels, with Romanian crew, abandoned all over the world and many charity organization like Seamen’s Mission help them.
From this Committee take part Romanian Seafarers Free Union, Port Workers Union, Port Authorities, Agents, Welfare Organizations, International Transport Workers Federation.
Ports Welfare Committee establish general terms of Seamen’s Clubs activity in maritime ports, develop the strategy for welfare activity, lobbying for better support of welfare services to be applied to all seafarers, no matter of sex, nationality, religion, etc., nominate members of Welfare Board Committee.
Welfare services for seafarers on board and in ports is an important complementary union’ activity and is in a good cooperation with all national port actors and with international organization, like ITF and ISWAN.
From the beginning, Romanian Ports Welfare Committee:
Constanța and Midia-Navodari