GibSams is delighted to have launched the Seafarer WhatsApp service as part of the bigger project that our parent organisation Befrienders Worldwide has been running since November 2021. A service dedicated to all Seafarers across the world.
As a strategic gateway to the open seas traffic, Gibraltar sees a lot of shipping movement, whether that be military, commercial or offshore supply. Gibraltar is a hub for seafarers leaving and joining ships.
All WhatsApp messages will be answered by our fully trained volunteers during our opening hours of 6-11pm daily. Our listeners have gone through further training in preparing them to deal with these potential users of our service.
This service gives a space for seafarers to be heard, when their voice cannot be heard, and they are feeling lonely, and life just feels tough.