On the Day of the Seafarer 2018, Inmarsat published a new crew connectivity report revealing the impact on seafarers of being away at sea for months at a time with little or no internet access. The report showed that even limited access to Wi-Fi helped reduce some of the emotional stresses related to separation from families.
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Ship owners must prioritise crew wellness to prevent disasters like El Faro was the main message from Sailors’ Society CEO Stuart Rivers, announcing the charity’s second Wellness at Sea Conference, in London, on 16 March 2018.
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