Category: health

Covid-19 and Seafarers

March 2020 The Seafarers Centre is closed as shore-leave for seafarers is not currently permitted by Auckland Port Health Authorities due to Covid-19 precautions. Seafarers wishing to speak with a chaplain should call Rev Aaron Ironside +64 21 59 57 59  -o0o- BIMCO-made posters to protect seafarers and visitors onboard ships against Coronavirus (COVID-19). Black-and-white […]

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 […]

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>