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Image Credits: Maritime Executive Repost: In the latest meeting of the Maritime Labor Convention’s Special Tripartite Committee (STC), delegates agreed to create a right to connectivity for seafarers, including internet access. Satellite internet has provided seafarers with the ability to keep in touch with loved ones and stay abreast of happenings in the rest of the world, with a richer ...

Seafarers are especially prone to rusty social skills after being away for too long Crew only had their colleagues day and night onboard. It is inevitable to be climatised to the workplace environment to the point of forgetting how to reintegrate into the community after signing off. However, being back (at home) need not be a daunting experience. Tips to ...

Image credit: FIJI Sun Fiji announced that their new Fiji Seafarers Centre is almost ready to start serving seafarers, including present and ex-seafarers Seafarers can expect a new resting spot when stopping over the Republic of Fiji soon. The small maritime nation recognised the Institute of Maritime Officers Guild (IMOG Fiji) in 2020, and one of the requirements for the ...

Welfare can come in all forms, and even a small gesture of thoughtfulness and care can make a seafarer feel more heartened at sea Easter Sunday falls on 17 April this year. For the world’s Christian community, celebratory customs may include sunrise services, midnight vigils, exclamations and exchanges of Paschal greetings and the communal breaking of Easter eggs. But for ...

Since the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, many maritime non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have stepped up to provide emotional support for affected seafarers There is no question that the price of peace is more often than not, costly. But as the Secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) says, seafarers should not be collateral damage. To help ease the mental strain ...

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has made a plea to all countries to ensure that seafarers get the medical care they need A recent United Nationals report flagged out the lack of support for seafarers in need of urgent medical care. The report looked at incidents that happened throughout the pandemic period, where there were multiple instances of seafarers ...

With crew movements impossible in Ukraine and increasingly difficult crew movements in Russia, some seafarers have been asked to extend their contracts As the world watches the Russia-Ukraine crisis events unfold, the maritime industry is monitoring the situation closely as well. In particular, crew changes and harmony of existing crew on board are crucial issues at hand, due to the ...

The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) offers emotional support for seafarers and their families Despite harsh economic sanctions by many countries, the war in Ukraine does not seem to be close to an end. To help ease the emotional burden and high tensions of seafarers and their families who are affected by the crisis, ISWAN is reaching out ...

An international research team, led by the University of the Philippines Visayas, looked at the factors that affected the mental health and wellbeing of seafarers A pilot study, titled “Mental Health Interventions for International Seafarers during the COVID-19 Pandemic” was conducted to gain insights into the psychosocial support provided to seafarers since the start of the pandemic. The study was ...

World Mental Health day had the industry relook at seafarer well-being collectively Seafarers’ mental health became a collective effort among employers and crew in the eyes of the the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF). No man left behind The ITF in its latest message called on all stakeholders to come together and recognise their collective responsibility in prioritising all workers’ ...