wellness at sea

Watch: Rating seafarers’ life at sea

The Mission to Seafarers calls those working at sea to complete the anonymous Seafarer Happiness Index survey, in order to have their say about life on board. The survey will help the industry better understand what needs to be changed. The survey will share the results with the industry, so they know what they are doing well and what needs to be improved.

Watch: How the ‘Effective Crew Project’ works

Merchant shipping is constantly seeking to balance safety, cost and efficiency, and crewing strategies are a key part of that equation. Led by Solent University, the ‘Effective Crew Project’ explores best practice from maritime and other industries, to improve safety, welfare and efficiency at sea.

Watch: Avoiding enclosed spaces accidents

Accidents in enclosed spaces onboard ships have been a source of serious injuries and fatalities. In this video published by Gard P&I Club, we see Gard’s former surveyor Alf Martin Sandberg’s story, who could have lost his life when he entered a void space onboard a barge, without checking the atmosphere inside the space.

Watch: Project addresses seafarers’ welfare

Solent University in Southampton is carrying out a year-long project examining seafarers’ welfare which focuses on mentoring seafarers. The Mentoring Seafarers’ Project is looking at what the industry is offering in terms of mentoring provision, highlighting how it can help to combat issues faced at sea in order to improve the wellbeing of seafarers.

Watch: IMO Sec-Gen’s message on Day of the Seafarer 2018

The video is a message by IMO Secretary-General addressing seafarer’s wellbeing, particularly their mental health and how this year’s campaign on the Day of the Seafarer, highlights specific strategies to tackle stress and other issues affecting seafarers’ mental conditions.

NI explores a new approach for S-Mode

The S-Mode is the standardised display for electronic navigation equipment which aims to decrease the burden of familiarisation when a seafarer steps aboard a new ship and is faced with unfamiliar navigation equipment. It’s been championed by The Nautical Institute since 2008 and has been discussed for over 10 years so far.

Video: Emotional pressures of people working at sea

Despite an estimated total of 1,5 million workforce in the maritime industry, and although each one of us depends on shipping in everyday life, ironically it is an industry most of the world does not have much insight about. The video published by BBC shows the pressures faced by people working at sea.

Wellness at Sea programme improves seafarers’ well-being

The vast majority of incidents occurring at sea are often attributed to ‘human error’, a term that disguises a variety of underlying problems. Wellness at Sea program seeks to combat these issues by addressing ‘wellness’ as a holistic concept made up of five specific areas of well-being.

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