The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the industry, with the seafarers and shore staff having to adapt and change the way they work.

In the short term, this has already affected thousands of seafarers with some stranded on vessels far past their sign-off dates, and others remaining at home on long-term unpaid leave.

Shore-staff have also had to adapt - by working at home, perhaps taking unpaid leave, and others by assuming on extra duties.

The new normal that is evolving from the pandemic could lea to significant changes to systems, processes, and ways of working.

Lloyd’s Register has joined marine industry partners to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected, and continues to affect the maritime industry and what it could mean for the future.

The survey aims to understand the efficacy of COVID-19 measures and processes that have been put in place, assess how the maritime workforce has been supported during this challenging period and gather insights about the level of care and welfare given by marine employers.

What is more, it aspires to build an understanding of what’s gone right and what may have gone wrong so it can share these lessons with the entire industry.

The survey will run from June 25 until late August and the results will be shared later in the year.