The Seawives App has Launched

Posted on Tuesday 21st June 2016

Bringing the families of Seafarers together in a fun, interactive and supportive forum – for those that understand the highs and lows of living with seafarers as “we are all in the same boat!” 

FREE to download on IOS and Android products

Easy to register

Live feed and status updates

Post updates and photos

Start or join conversations on the “message board”

Private message new friends

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Live from the 20th June 2016

Supported by The Sailors Society


Hi, we are Jo and Louise Hammond and we are the wives of officers in the Merchant Navy. We also happen to be sisters-in-law – seafaring runs in the Hammond blood as our father in law is also a master mariner. Sounds like there is no hope for our own sons!

We live 7 miles apart and have each other to chat to, moan to, go out with, have a glass (or bottle of wine with) when our significant others are away. We are both now stay at home mums although Jo (in what seems like a previous life) was a family solicitor until last year and in her previous life, Louise worked in administration in both the public and private sectors.

If we were not related we would probably have never fallen into each others social circles and would not have this person that understands the goodbyes, the first argument in the 24 hours they return, the change of routines but also the unbelievable love and enjoyment when they first come back through that door and how important family time is when they are home.

We felt that there is no common link or area that partners or family members can go to and that there are a lot of people that will not be lucky to have family in their local area. We also noticed there was a big divide between the different maritime industries and we wanted to bring everybody together who live in this weird but surprisingly wonderful life as “We are all in the same boat!”

We want the site to be creative, exciting and also a support and this can only be done if everybody works together. if you would like to get more involved by writing for us, advertising or fundraising then please contact us