A Seafarer welfare initiative from the Ministry of Shipping, Govt of India. Under the aegis of the Director General of Shipping, Govt of India.
“A club where seafarers of all countries would have the opportunity of meeting together and cultivating mutual acquaintance and promoting good fellowship.”
It is internationally recognized that the seafarers, after weeks and months of isolated life onboard ships need shore
based recreational and welfare facilities within their reach to refresh and recuperate themselves and ‘seafarers’ Club’ is therefore an inseparable part of any international Port facility, as has been expressly provided under various statues, inter-alia, the Merchant Shipping Act and the Indian Port Act.
Shipping is an international industry governed by international maritime conventions developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The International Labour Organisation (ILO) issued the recommendations to the Seafarers’ Welfare Recommendation, 1970 and later framed the International Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006, to specifically deal with the welfare of the seafarers.
It is socially obligatory to the member states to implement the provisions of the said Convention, including those for the welfare measures such as Seafarers’ Hostels and shore based recreational facilities and it was against this background that the Government of India developed the infrastructure for the welfare of seafarers in the Port of Kochi, popularly known as the “Merchant Navy Club”
Contact : Merchant Navy Officers’ & Seamen Association (MNOSA), Bristow Rd, Willingdon Island, Kochi-682003,
Tel: 91 – 484 – 2666644 / 4040950 | Fax: 91- 484 – 4010800
Email: [email protected], Website: www.mnckochi.com
Contact Person : Shri. Anand Ackare, Manager, Mob: Mob: 94977 35822