Falvey Insurance Group and its subsidiaries, including marine cargo insurer Falvey Cargo Underwriting, have announced their formal support of The Mission to Seafarers, an international charity focused on seafarer welfare.
Falvey announced the news on Friday, which was the “Day of the Seafarer,” - a day to formally recognize those responsible for maritime vessel operations.
“This day not only acknowledges the invaluable work of seafarers, but also aims to bring global attention to the issues affecting their work and lives, such as piracy,” the International Maritime Organization said in a statement. “It calls on governments to develop policies that lead to fair treatment of seafarers at ports and asks private ship companies and owners to provide their employees proper facilities and comforts while they are at sea.”
Falvey has previously offered support to The Mission to Seafarers, with groundwork for the relationship being laid by Isabelle Therrien, Falvey’s senior vice president – Canada.
“It has been a privilege to be part of an organization who supports me volunteering some of my time with The Mission to Seafarers of Southern Ontario,” Therrien said. “As a cargo insurance underwriter, I couldn’t think of a better way to support the real risk-takers of the global supply chain. Whether through fundraising, packing gift bags for the holidays or delivering the holiday gift bags to the ships, it has been rewarding to be part of the great work done by The Mission to Seafarers.
“The Mission to Seafarers is delighted to be making this joint announcement of our partnership with Falvey Insurance Group, who are headquartered on Rhode Island,” said Rev. Canon Andrew Wright, secretary general of The Mission to Seafarers. “The company have supported our work in Toronto for some time and now wish to extend their support across our North American operations. We look forward to working with them and helping as many seafarers as possible, whilst engaging Falvey Insurance Group staff in support of our work.”
“Never has there been a year in recent history where the work of the seafarer has been more center-stage,” said Mike Falvey, president and CEO of Falvey Insurance Group. “When the world came to a complete stop during the pandemic, seafarers were sailing across the world to ensure delivery of products including critical supplies.
“Falvey Cargo is proud to support The Mission to Seafarers to express our thanks and acknowledge the men and women who ensure the safe movement of product throughout the globe. We very much look forward to the expanded partnership with The Mission to Seafarers and making an impact on the seafarer community.”