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Industry needs to invest in Psychological First Aid, stresses MHSS

The Mental Health Support Solution urges the industry to provide support for crew by investing in Psychological First Aid (PFA) for those suffering traumatic experiences. Clinical Psychologist and Managing Director, Charles Watkins highlights the importance of providing aid to the crew members that have experienced a piracy attack, referring to the hijacking of the oil tanker Nave Andromeda just off the Isle of Wight last month.

ETF submits case concerning seafarers’ social security

The European Trade Union called on the European Labour Authority to focus on abuse cases concerning seafarers, while ETF contributed a case concerning the responsibility of flag states Cyprus and Madeira for social security of seafarers.

OCIMF’s eight principles on human factors

OCIMF issued an informative paper focusing on the human factor, explaining how it will integrate human factors into its activities by following eight principles and contribute to making the industry progress on human factors.

AMSA: Certificate of compentency to be extended

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) informs that they extended the duration of some AMSA issued certificates that expire in the period between 26 March 2020 and 31 January 2021. 

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