Category: support

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 […]

Chaplains’ Reports February 2018

At the meeting of the Seafarers’ Centre Board on 21 February, the Chairman and Chaplains provided reports for the previous few months.  The key points are given below: A Norwegian yachtsman rescued by merchant vessel was  assisted. At request of the yachtsman the chaplain purchased and delivered presents to the ship’s crew. <media report> Chocolates […]

Shore Leave

The Seafarers’ Centre in Auckland (AISC) is located within a short distance from the port. There are no restrictions on shore leave in the port unless imposed by the ship due to the workload, schedule or for other reasons. This is not the case in some ports of the world where distance, lack of transport, […]

PTSD Takes a Lasting Toll on Seafarers Held Hostage by Pirates

The maritime industry is full of risk, but piracy is a particularly frightening one. Conor Seyle of the foundation One Earth Future explains why the maritime industry needs to better address the PTSD that seafarers may experience. <Read article>

Sanctuary for Seafarers

On 16 December 2017, an interesting article was published in the PORT STRATEGY website. The article starts: “Ports need to balance commercial realties against funding seafarer welfare … Too many ports worldwide are extremely shy about discussing the facilities that they provide for seafarers. This could be because, as Peter Tomlin, chief executive of the […]