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  • 8 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The maritime charity Seafarers UK has published a new infographic that shows the UK’s reliance on seafarers.

  • 4 May 2017

    In the last two years, the Dubai-based team of the Mission to Seafarers (MtS) welfare charity dealt with 298 vessels which had significant welfare issues involving more than 1,600 seafarers, the organization said. As informed, the number of cases has steadily increased to the extent that the current justice and welfare team can no longer […]

  • 9 March 2018

    The average seafarer happiness level in the fourth quarter of 2017 was 6.25 out of 10.

  • 7 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Seafarers on cruise vessels and ferries rank among the unhappiest in the shipping industry, a new report shows.

  • 29 January 2020
    Rules & Regulation

    Workload stress caused by changes in regulations among key reasons impacting the seafarers’ happiness level.

  • 18 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    SeafarerHelp, the 24 hour helpline for seafarers run by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), assisted 19% more sefarers during 2014 when compared to the preceeding year. The helpline reported a 53% increase in the number of calls, dealt with 1,920 new cases and helped over 7,710 seafarers. Since 2011, Seafarerhelp recorded nearly a 270% increase in […]

  • 9 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Seafaring could see a transformation amid the new generation of high-tech vessels, which are likely to operate with increasingly reduced crew levels, Nautilus International’s UK branch seminar on maritime automation heard. “Where there are seafarers on ships, they will be in small numbers but will be highly trained and specialist,” Mike Barnett, Southampton Solent University Emeritus Professor, […]

  • 24 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Seafarers’ challenging working conditions and lifestyle and the prevalence of smoking, lack of exercise and poor diet within the group have all contributed to a higher risk of seafarers developing diabetes as compared to the general populace, numerous studies confirm. To address concerns of a higher risk for seafarers to develop diabetes, Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) and […]

  • 11 July 2014

    Problems of 6,400 seafarers and their families were resolved during 2013, according to the 2013 Annual Review for SeafarerHelp issued by the International Seafarers’ Welfare Assistance Network (ISWAN).   SeafarerHelp is a free 24 hour multi-lingual helpline for seafarers.  There was a 35% increase in the number of new cases handled by the SeafarerHelp team, and […]

  • 10 September 2015

    There is a need for ‘Seafarers Standing Committee’ at the International Maritime Organization, as well as better access to data by flag states on rates of illness, suicide and deaths on board, Clay Maitland, head of International Registries Inc., said while speaking at London International Shipping Week’s inaugural ‘Big Maritime Welfare Debate’ on Tuesday 8 September. He […]

  • 5 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Overall seafarer happiness was up from 6.27/10 to 6.59, representing “a very promising sign for the industry.”

  • 27 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Maritime welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers has offered to help South Korean shipping company Hanjin Shipping in providing welfare support to its 2,500 seafarers on board 97 containerships that remained stranded offshore after Hanjin filed for receivership on August 31, 2016.  The Mission to Seafarers said that some port authorities are refusing entry to […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Seafarers sometimes fear port calls because of the increase in workload caused by the many audits and inspections when a ship is in dock, according to the results of the second Seafarers Happiness Index report published by Crewtoo, the online social network for seafarers. This increase in workload at port also caused a drop in satisfaction levels towards shore […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    Asia’s leading seafaring nations have greed Guidelines on the Fair Treatment of Seafarers.

  • 11 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva has today agreed in principle two key proposals for amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (2006) (MLC) which will give seafarers better protection under the Code for repatriation and ship-owners’ liability. Global maritime welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers attended the Special Tripartite Committee meeting and week-long sessions […]

  • 6 April 2020
    Human Capital

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided to gradually lift the restrictions on crew changes enabling seafarers stuck in UAE to return to their homes. The move is being announced in the wake of growing concerns for seafarers and their mental health as their transfer has been banned as part of measures aimed at curbing […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Human Capital

    Limited shore leave, growing workload, and extended time at sea are taking their toll on the seafarers’ health and wellbeing during the pandemic, according to the latest survey published by the Mission to Seafarers. “The report has revealed that seafarer happiness is lower, with clear concerns about current safety and welfare provision for those serving […]

  • 5 December 2014

    Seafarers UK has granted financial support for the development of an international register of missing seafarers, including fishermen, a project launched by Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), a not-for-profit resource for the international maritime community. HRAS was founded by barrister David Hammond, author for the on-going international development and codification of Human Rights at Sea. ”The […]

  • 4 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    While incidents of piracy decline off the Horn of Africa, an inestimable number of seafarers continue to bear the psychological impact of captivity by pirates. To describe their condition and to advise the maritime industry on how to care for affected individuals, the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI), in collaboration with New York’s Mount Sinai School […]

  • 12 June 2015

    India has approved the ratification of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Convention No. 185 on the Seafarers’ Identity Document (SID), aimed at providing the country’s 180,000 seafarers with increased security and better employment opportunities. A biometric based seafarer’s identity document will be developed, mainly, to ensure a foolproof security system to ward off the potential risk of breach […]

  • 8 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    In an important contribution to the legal support of seafarers worldwide, SRI (Seafarers’ Rights International) has launched a Charter of Good Practice for the Provision of Legal Services to Seafarers. “For seafarers, seeking the advice of a lawyer can be one of the most stressful events of their career,” says Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of […]

  • 22 May 2018

    The ITF and Nautilus will call for an increase in monthly pay for the world’s lowest paid seafarers.