The Seafarers Happiness Index 2017 Q4 presented thought-provoking statistics regarding seafarers welfare, establishing a downward trend which raised important discussions as to what can be done to address this decline.
This is a story of what a woman in maritime can do; a pathway towards overtaking the difficult conditions navigating the male-dominated maritime industry. From the importance of mentoring to the need for equal training.
Mental health and wellbeing are issues playing out regardless of whether they are ashore or onboard. The way a crew member may experience life onboard with other seafarers, himself or his workload is thus related to him or her as individual, multi-dimensional human being.
Sexual harassment irrespective of what, how and against whom, is against the law; the victim and the perpetrator can be males or females, of the same or opposite sex. What is the shipping industry’s adjustment to this topic?
Petty Officer 1st Class Krystyna Duffy, became the fourth active female surfman in USCG, after receiving the surfman designation, the highest certification in US Coast Guard small boat operation, which allows rescue boat coxswains to operate in extreme weather and sea conditions.
UK MCA issued a marine guidance note outlining key points in shipowner liability following the implementation of MLC Convention 2006, in connection with the loss or foundering of the ship; financial security to assure compensation in the event of death or long-term disability of a seafarer due to occupational injury; and liability for burial/ cremation costs.
As of 01 July 2018, Masters, Chief Mates, and Officers in Charge of a Navigational Watch onboard ships operating in polar waters must be qualified in accordance with STCW Convention Regulation V/4 and meet the standard of competence for training found in the STCW Code Section A-V/4.
This report shall be submitted to the Maritime Administration as soon after the occurrence of the casualty as possible. The form should be completed by the Master or person in charge or, if neither is available, by the owner of his duty authorized agent.
The Mission to Seafarers, in cooperation with the project founder Steven Jones, have released the first edition of the Seafarers Happiness Index, which was relaunched in 2017. The SHI initiative aims to discover seafarers’ thoughts and opinions on important welfare issues such as shore leave, wages, food, training, social interaction and family contact.
Gone is the myth that ‘women are bad luck at sea’. Living in the twenty-first century, we clearly understand that it is just a superstition. Several organizations have set the ground in the last decade for creating a greater awareness towards acceptance of women in the industry.
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Measuring seafarers welfare20/03/2018
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