First edition of Seafarers Happiness Index launched

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.

Survey: Seafarers have inadequate connectivity on board

Nautilus International issued a report, presenting findings on its “Connectivity at Sea” survey. The results show that despite 88% of the interviewed seafarers have internet access at sea, those who do often have limited access at high cost.

Survey shows onboard connectivity as key attraction for crew

A research conducted by Nautilus International indicated that almost two-thirds of Nautilus members would consider moving to a shipping company which offers better onboard connectivity. The results of the survey of 2,000 seafarers were presented by Nautilus at a workshop organised by Inmarsat at the Crew Connect Europe conference.

Seafarer wellness survey launched

Global maritime charity “Sailors’ Society” is inviting working seafarers to participate in a survey exploring seafarer wellness and the root causes of illness and injury. Conducted by Yale University, the research study will look at seafarer health relating to the work environment and job tasks.

New maritime healthcare survey launched

Nautilus International announced that it has teamed up with Martek Marine to launch a survey calling on all seafarers to give their views on the accessibility and quality of medical assistance on board their vessels.

Seafarer Projection Survey deadline extended

Due primarily to the holiday season being upon us, DfT has confirmed that their survey being conducted by Oxford Economics for the Seafarers Projections Study has been extended for another few weeks.

Survey: Skills gap between education and training of cadets

The IMarEST, together with Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) Singapore, is holding a high-level round table discussion to discuss the key issues surrounding cadet training and what the shipping sector needs from newly qualified personnel.

ITF reveals MLC experiences

ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) maritime coordinator Jacqueline Smith revealed the organisation’s experience of the Maritime Labour Convention’s second year in operation


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