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Seafarers Happiness Index: Crews call for human resource management

Responding to the latest Seafarers Happiness Index, sailors have called for ship owners, operators and managers to have designated human resource management in place to address concerns and to reflect the growing appreciation and importance of seafarer mental health and wellbeing onboard.

Royal Arsenal crew still detained in Iraq one year after fatal collision

One year has passed since the fatal collision of the Handymax bulk carrier ‘Royal Arsenal’ with the diving support vessel ‘Al Misbar’, and her crew remain under detention at Umm Qasr, Iraq. After the accident, the ship returned to Umm Qasr for investigation, where she has been stuck since then along with 22 crew.

Norton Rose explains the risks of modern slavery risk in shipping

According to ILO, about 40.3 million people at any given time globally are in modern slavery, including 24.9 million in forced labour. Shipping makes no exemption with several such cases highlighted over the recent years. Norton Rose law firm provides an insight on the aspects of modern slavery in the maritime.

90% of foreign seafarers allowed shore leave in US

Douglas B. Stevenson, Esq., Director of the Seamen’s Church Institute Center for Seafarers’ Rights presented the findings of the 2018 Shore Leave Survey. The surveys are conducted for one week each year and provide an assessment of seafarers’ ability to go on shore leave in the US. 

Prioritising welfare over cost promotes safety, report says

Organisations which prioritise the safety and welfare of their seafarers over business costs and performance have more developed safety cultures, lower levels of fatigue and sleep problems among their crews. This is one of seven key findings from a recent study into safety culture in the maritime industry.

International Group published FAQs on MLC 2006

The International Group has recently published some revised FAQs on the Maritime Labour Convention (2006). The FAQs provide operators with guidance and information on the Convention, the important 2014 Amendments and how the Clubs’ certification operates.

V.Group announces new project to enhance crew management

V.Group collaborated with the management consultancy Accenture to improve its approach to crew management. Named Embark, the project seeks to develop an in-house shared services model which streamlines key processes for V.Group’s seafarers, customers, and colleagues. 

57 Ukrainian seafarers repatriated in June and July 2018

Following the joint efforts of the ITF, the MTWTU, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, as well as lawyers, seafarers’ relatives and other parties concerned, 57 Ukrainian seafarers returned back home in June and July of 2018, after being stranded in abandoned vessels for months. 

Infographic: Managing worries at sea

Many of the things that cause stress for seafarers aren’t things that can be changed, like being away from home for extended periods. In their recent ‘Managing Stress and Sleeping Well at Sea’ guide, ISWAN and Shipowners Club provide a useful infographic for managing worries at sea.

New survey to focus on welfare of superyacht crew

In partnership with MHG Insurance Brokers, ISWAN announced the launch of a survey for seafarers who work on superyachts to investigate welfare issues to this specific sector. Questions will vary from food, cabins and communications, to the health and wellbeing of the men and women working onboard.

Poll

Do you think the presence of crew onboard vessels will always be essential for shipboard operations?

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