Gulf Oil and Sailors' Society Join to Support Seafarers

By MarEx 2013-02-25 11:11:00

Photo: Sailors’ Society’s port chaplain of Vitoria, Brazil, gives support to a hospitalized seafarer.

Global marine lubricant marketer, Gulf Oil Marine, has announced a mutli year partnering agreement with international maritime charity, the Sailors’ Society, to offer support for seafarers.

To start the new year partnering agreement, Gulf Oil Marine is providing hospital packs for the seafarer community throughout 2013. The packs, which will be distributed by Sailor’s Society’s port chaplains to seafarers undergoing medical treatment, will contain a mobile phone with a SIM card to enable stranded sailors to make contract with loved ones and will include essential supplies such as a razor, soap, a comb and after shave.

Gulf Oil Marine said it has joined the Sailors’ Society with the aim of forming a long term support channel to better assist the seafarer.

Keith Mullin, CEO, Gulf Oil Marine, said: “The Sailors’ Society does a great job of looking after seafarers worldwide and we would encourage other companies to help them raise funds to continue their good work.”

Jan Webber, director of fundraising, Sailors’ Society, added: “The hospital packs donated by Gulf Oil Marine will make a world of difference to seafarers who are quite often away from home for months at a time. This is an excellent gesture made by the company, to show seafarers they are cared for at a time when they are far from their homes and families and feeling vulnerable and isolated.”

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