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Happiness index reveals seafarers ‘overworked’ and ‘underappreciated’

From the Safety at Sea website: Crew happiness is on the decline, with respondents to the latest Seafarer Happiness Index (SHI) stating that they feel isolated, overworked, and underappreciated. Conducted by the Mission to Seafarers across websites and social media, the quarterly index uses responses to 10 standard questions to assess how seafarers feel about […]

Sailors’ Society appoints Auckland Port Chaplain

Sailors’ Society has appointed Aaron Ironside as the Society’s Port Chaplain in Auckland and National Chaplain. This is a new full-time position, Aaron taking over from Major David Millar who was the Auckland port chaplain, on a part-time basis, for almost 20 years until he retired in September 2018. The Society’s Chairman, Terry Nobbs, welcomed […]

Snippets from latest reports

At the AGM of the Seafarers Centre on 10 June 2018, various reports were received. Amongst them: In 2017 … … 1199 ships visited Auckland (112 bulk carriers, 667 container ships, 101 passenger ships, 62 general cargo ships, 184 vehicle carriers, 8 research vessels, 30 reefers, 28 tankers).  872 of these ships were visited by […]

50 years’ service to seafarers recognised

At its AGM on Sunday 10 June, the Chairman of the Centre, Captain Chris Barradale, recognised 50 years of service as a volunteer at the centre of GAIL CARRAN. Gail, from Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore,  received the warm congratulations of the members present. “I have so many memories of special people I have volunteered […]