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Seafarers' Welfare

The first part of our mission: “Expert care – making our customers' life at sea better and Wrist a good place to work” emphasizes that we go beyond the hard-core competitive parameters to make a difference. All we do ends up in the hands of a seafarer, offshore or navy crew and thus affects their motivation and wellbeing.

Day of the Seafarer

We proudly support "Day of the Seafarer" – a campaign run by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

We have sponsored events for the seafarers and their families to enjoy, handed out coffee mugs and cakes, had our boarding officers take photos of the seamen and posted them together with greetings to their family and friends. Recent years, we have celebrated Day of the Seafarer together with Sea Health & Welfare and Garrets International, where we hand out cakes to the seafarers in selected ports.

Member of ISWAN

Wrist holds a membership and is a sponsor of ISWAN that works to support welfare organizations, providing direct welfare services to seafarers.

ISWAN cooperates with companies, unions, governments, welfare organizations (secular and faith based), and ports for the benefit of seafarers. ISWAN also nominates and hands out awards to companies, persons and welfare centres that every day do a tireless effort to protect and improve the welfare of seafarers. Wrist helps distribute the Seafarers' Centres Directory - find the electronic version here.


Wrist supports the local welfare service in the port of Aalborg. Seaman Aalborg was originally founded as a seamen’s home in 1905, and for more than 100 years, it has been a familiar landmark for the citizens of Aalborg and foreign guests alike.

Danish Seamen Churches

Founded in Denmark Wrist has a tradition to support and cooperate with the Danish Seamen Churches. We hold a “Platinium” sponsorship in Singapore.