“Christmas Celebration at the Sea Campaign” kick off
2022年圣诞节来临之际,香港国际海员服务中心组织的” 海上圣诞节” 船员慰问活动于12月4日正式拉开帷幕。
As Christmas is approaching, the “Christmas Celebration at the Sea Campaign” organized by the Hong Kong International Seafarer Services Centre (HKISSC) is officially kicked off on 4th December 2022.
当日,中心工作团队前往4号码头探访了 “M.V. Ever Center”商船，为船员送去T恤衫、巧克力、腰果等福利礼包。“Ever Center”商船悬挂巴拿马旗，主要往返于泰国、中国上海、香港、台湾等国家和地区，船上共有23名海员，主要来自中国内地、香港及菲律宾。
On that day, the team of HKISSC visited m.v. EVER CENTER at Terminal 4 of Kwai Tsing Container Terminals. Welfare packs including T-shirts, chocolates, nuts and other are presented to the representatives of the crew. Panamanian flagged m.v. Ever Center mainly travels between Thailand, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other countries and regions. There are 23 seafarers on board, mainly from mainland China, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
12月5日，中心工作团队前往9号青衣码头探访了 “Maersk Sydney”商船，向船员赠送了圣诞礼品。
On the next day, the team headed to terminal 9 of Tsing Yi Container Terminals visited m.v MAERSK SYDNEY, Christmas welfare packs were handed to representative of the crew.
Singaporean flagged m.v. MAERSK SYDNEY is owned by ANGLO-EASTERN, flying the Singapore flag, mainly traveling between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and other countries and regions. There are 23 seafarers on board, mainly come from India and Singapore.
2月6日，中心工作团队与Pacific Basin公司船员部负责人一同前往南丫南锚地探访了“North Island”散货船。
On 6th December, the team of HKISSC and the representative from crew department of Pacific Basin went to Lamma South Anchorage to visit bulk carrier NORTH ISLAND.
“North Island“系Pacific Basin旗下的散装船，悬挂中国香港旗，主要往返于中国香港、防城、厦门等地，船上共有20名船员，主要来自印度等地。
The Hong Kong flagged NORTH ISLAND is a bulk carrier owned by Pacific Basin. It mainly travels to and from Hong Kong, Fangcheng, Xiamen and others. There are 20 crew members onboard, mainly are Indian.
On that day, the wind was strong and waves were high. The service boat tried to get near the vessel but failed. The team managed to hang the welfare packs on rope to the vessel finally, as to extend the warmest regards to crew members.
12月9日，中心工作团队前往4号码头探访了“OOCL New Zealand”商船，向船员赠送了圣诞慰问礼包。
On 9th December, the team from HKISSC headed to Terminal 4 of Kwai Tsing Container Terminals again to visit m.v. OOCL NEW ZEALAND, and sent Christmas welfare packs to crew members.
“OOCL New Zealand”商船悬挂中国香港旗，主要往返于日本东京、中国香港、台湾省高雄市及印尼的雅加达等国家和地区，船上共有27名船员，主要来自中国与菲律宾。
Flying with Hong Kong flag, m.v. OOCL NEW ZEALAND mainly travels between Tokyo of Japan, Hong Kong of China, Kaohsiung City of Taiwan and Jakarta of Indonesia. There are 27 crew members onboard, mainly from China and the Philippines.
According to the preventive measures of Hong Kong, the team handed over the Christmas welfare packs to the representative of the crew beside the docked vessel. The crew representatives expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the condolence and caring of Hong Kong seafarers.
此次开展的“ 海上圣诞节” 船员慰问活动将持续至12月24日，欢迎各船公司与广大海员积极参与，如有需要请联系中心工作人员。
The “Christmas Celebration at the Sea Campaign” will last until 24th December. All shipping companies and seafarers are welcome to actively participate, please feel free to contact the HKISSC for any enquiries.