Category: wellness

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 […]

Seafarers and the Internet

One of the many purposes of the Auckland International Seafarers Centre, like most similar organisations around the world, is to connect seafarers with their families. Times change; for many years the centre provided seafarers with a quiet place to write, and the facilities to then post, letters home. Those needing to speak to their loved ones – […]

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>