Wi-Fi units donated to Mission to Seafarers

January 6, 2021

As part of a sponsorship to the Vancouver Seafarer Welfare Committee, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is donating five portable Wi-Fi units to the Mission to Seafarers with a two-year subscription to promote the health and well-being of seafarers. Seafarers are critical to the waterfront workforce, helping global supply chains continue to operate throughout the global pandemic.

The need for Wi-Fi has been identified as a crucial service on ships for visiting seafarers, especially when access to shore leave and shore welfare facilities is limited. The seafarers can access the system through their personal laptops and phones, enabling them to connect with their families and loved ones free of cost and without the hassle of going ashore. While the Vancouver Seafarer Welfare Committee continues to work on long-term solutions to provide easy Wi-Fi access across Port of Vancouver, these units can help address some immediate needs for seafarers.