Vaccinating international seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic An article with the above title recently appeared in THE LANCET. The summary of the article reads: “Despite their key role in the distribution of essential goods, seafarers were often overlooked in international COVID-19 responses. Border closures isolated them at sea, often for months beyond contract. Distributing vaccines… Continue reading COVID-19 & seafarers
The latest Seafarers Happiness Index figures indicated yet another rise in Q4 2022, as it reached something of a highwater mark of 7.9/10. The continued rise in 2022, up from the lowest point in Q1 2022, is seemingly being driven by more certainty surrounding crew changes, and small improvements in shore leave. We also heard… Continue reading Ship standards linked to onboard welfare
We sing ‘’Whose arm hath bound the restless wave – for those in peril on the sea’ and those whose voice the waters heard and hushed their raging at they word – o hear us when we cry to thee.
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. As times have changed, the Centre has adapted. For many years the centre provided seafarers with a quiet place to write, and the facilities to then post, letters home. Those needing… Continue reading Linking Seafarers with Home