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The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) released two crew members from Ever Given Despite the ongoing complex investigations to establish the causes of Ever Given’s stranding which could possibly stretch across weeks, SCA has not placed the crew’s welfare in the backburner. Crew’s welfare remains important The Ever Given was freed on 29 March 2021. However, it is withheld at one ...

Egypt’s first female captain was blamed for the Suez Canal blockage, but she was not onboard the Ever Given Being accused of something one did not do can damage both the victim’s reputation and well-being. This can be intense especially in countries where gender inequality is prevalent. Egypt ranks 134 of the list 153 list according to 2020’s Global Gender ...

Mental Health Support Services (MHSS) reported seafarers’ mental well-being worsening So much attention was placed on crew change caused by pandemic-induced travel restrictions and delayed vaccinations – naming it as a crisis. However, few failed to recognise seafarers’ mental health as the real crisis, catalysed by COVID-19. Seafarers’ real crisis Many jumped on the bandwagon and labelled crew change as ...

The Seafarers Happiness Index’s report for Q4 last year revealed seafarers are heartened that their companies have stepped up and provided connectivity for the crew onboard. The index score for connectivity peaked at 6.9, a 3.5 hike from 6.55 in Q3’s findings. Remaining reachable at sea The findings in Q3’s report revealed the seafarers’ need for contact with home is ...

Knowing how to plan adequate food supplies onboard is crucial as it affects the crew’s overall wellbeing at sea Apart from planning a good variety of food supplies to ensure wholesome nutrition and smooth operations at sea, finer details can be overlooked. There are some important components to be considered while ordering food supplies. Factors to consider during planning A ...

Obesity and overweight can be addressed with the right diet and lifestyle choices Overweight and obesity are the body’s abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that poses health risks. It is a condition that develops gradually due to poor diet and lifestyle choices. Body mass index (BMI) is the most common mean to classify overweight and obesity in adults. BMI is ...