Welfare awareness

Our mission: “Expert care - making our customers' life at sea better!” 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 effects their motivation and welbeing.

Wrist invests in different projects and supports organizations that aim to improve the wellbeing of the seafarer:

Day of the Seafarer
Corresponding to our values Wrist supports “Day of the Seafarer” – a campaign run by IMO. Learn more at IMO.

Previous years we have handed out “Thank you all Seafarers! – coffee mugs” and our boarding officers have been taking photos of the seamen and posted them together with greetings to their family and friends. Another initiative includes offerings of small treats for seafarers in selected ports.

In June 2016 Wrist was one of the main sponsors of an event in Manila, The Philippines arranged by ISWAN. 2000 seafarers and their families joined and enjoyed performances, exhibition area and a big health zone. Get a glance in the video below:










Membership of ISWAN 
Wrist holds a membership and is a sponsor of ISWAN that works to support welfare organisations that provide direct welfare services to seafarers. ISWAN cooperate with companies, unions, governments, welfare organisations (secular and faith based), and ports for the benefit of seafarers.

Wrist helps distribute the Seafarers' Centres Directory - electronic version click here

In 2015 the activities of the highly respected Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) were moved to ISWAN.

Learn more at ISWAN and MPHRP.


Seafarers’ Welfare Awards

Each year, ISWAN 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.

For 3 years, Wrist has been happy to show our recognition through our sponsorship of the Seafarers’ Centre of the Year Award. In 2016, former Wrist CEO, Robert Kledal was in the Judging Panel.

The receivers of the well deserved awards are:

  • 2018 Mission to Seafarers, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2017 
  • 2016 Sella Maris, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2015 Seafarers Centre Bremerhaven, Germany
  • 2014 The Flying Angel Club, Fremantle, Australia


Wrist supports the local welfare service in the port of Aalborg.

Seaman Aalborg
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.

Learn more at Danish Seamens Churches


Celebrating Day of the Seafarer in Manila 2016

Crew of Siri Knutsen

Crew of Siri Knutsen 

Crew of Rickmers Jakarta
Crew of Rickmers Jakarta

Winners of Centre of the Year Awards