The magazine, in english, is distributed free of charge to seafarers arriving in the port of Constanța.
The first issue of the quarterly magazine "Cap Compas", edited by SLN, appeared. The publication is designed as an information bulletin for romanian seafarers.
The investment amounted to $ 340,000, of which $ 317,000 was the contribution of the ITF (the majority partner of the foundation) and $ 23,000 - the participation of SLN, materialized not only in a modern and elegant social establishment, but also in change image of the area.
This is a proposal of Romanian Seafarers Free Union (SLN) coming from 1995-1996 when a lot of Romanian flag vessels, with Romanian crew, abandoned all over the world and many charity organization like Seamen’s Mission help them.
From this Committee take part Romanian Seafarers Free Union, Port Workers Union, Port Authorities, Agents, Welfare Organizations, International Transport Workers Federation.
ITF London founded the ITF Romania Inspectorate, Adrian Mihălcioiu becoming the first ITF inspector in our country.
SLN participated in the organization of the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF), as a founding member.
SLN received approval for affiliation with the ITF.
After the overthrow of the communist regime in Romania, in December 1989, the Free Union of Seafarers (SLN) was established.