When your ship is in port but you can't go ashore, a WiFi Hot Spot can be a lifeline, putting you in touch with home and family or just letting you watch the news. Last week our Senior Ship Visitor Mesfin Ghebrewoldi delivered hot spots to two different ships where not one single crew member had the required papers to set foot on land.
US Homeland Security requirements have become very strict since September 11, 2001, which we completely understand, but seafarers are suffering because their visas expire 29 days after their first entry into the United States, and it is inconvenient if not impossible to renew them. We continue to work with other seafarer service organizations to look for ways to improve this situation for those we serve. ... See MoreSee Less