Seafarer satisfaction “lowest in 8 years”

(Apr 29 2022)

From COVID to the Ukraine conflict and contractual concerns, global issues have massively impacted seafarer welfare and morale.



CSM and MHSS unite to support seafarers impacted by war in Ukraine

(Apr 21 2022)

Columbia Shipmanagement, together with its owning company and its clients, have raised an unprecedented €1.4 million and assembled a team of 320 psychologists, mostly from Ukraine, to aid traumatised families of seafarers who have been impacted by th...



Seafarer lives don’t need to be risked during lifeboat drills

(Apr 21 2022)

Seafarers are dying needlessly in lifeboat accidents when maritime legislation doesn’t actually require vessels to be manned during drills.



Body of missing crew member from exploding tanker in Thailand found

(Mar 17 2022)

The missing crew member from the “Smooth Sea 2” oil tanker, which suffered an on board explosion and fire while moored at the IRPC pier in Samut Prakan province, has been found dead, while at least 200 nearby houses have been affected.



Crew on gas tanker seek help after 13 months at sea

(Mar 10 2022)

Five crewmen of a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanker were brought ashore by the navy and labour officials after one of them requested help, saying he had been 13 months at sea without shore leave.



Shipping needs to draw on its international nature to calm crew fears, says InterManager

(Mar 03 2022)

Shipping needs to focus on its international nature and pull together at this difficult time, an emergency meeting of ship managers agreed.



Ferry collided with berthed tanker, Kiel Canal

(Feb 24 2022)

Kiel Canal ferry DANZIG reportedly, was manoeuvring to avoid a container ship, sailing in an easterly direction. Later water police found the ferry skipper to be intoxicated, criminal proceedings are under way.



Seafarer happiness up, but tanker crew less happy

(Feb 17 2022)

The 3rd quarter Seafarer Happiness Survey reports an average happiness of 6.6 out of 10, the highest score since Q3 2019. But tanker crews reported their happiness at average 5.98.



Indian man from Kerala on ship bound for New York goes missing

(Feb 17 2022)

A 28-year-old man from Kottayam in Kerala has gone missing while he was on-board a cargo ship, sailing from South Africa to New York. Justin Kuruvila went missing on February 7 while he was working on-board Stream Atlantic.



Coast Guard medevacs crew member from tanker off Galveston Texas

(Feb 07 2022)

Coast Guard Air Station Houston medevaced a crew member from a chemical tanker 190 miles off Galveston, Texas.



UK Club issues crew advice on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

(Feb 03 2022)

Sophia Bullard, crew health programme director at UK P&I Club, advises on the causes of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) among crew and how to minimise its effects:



‘YO-YO’ effect in COVID-19 infections and restrictions causing havoc for seafarers

(Feb 03 2022)

COVID uncertainty and fluctuations led to major impact in seafarer welfare; The Mission to Seafarers reiterates call for key worker status and further investment in seafarer support during 2022.



OCIMF/INTERTANKO’S behavioural competency assessment

(Jan 19 2022)

OCIMF and Intertanko’s Behavioural Competency Assessment and Verification (BCAV) scheme is now 2 years old. We heard an update in a September 2021 webinar.



BW Maritime – supporting crew mental health

(Jan 19 2022)

Patrick Kirkman, general manager for insurance with BW Maritime, explained what his company does to support crew mental health, speaking at the IUMI 2021 event.



New shipping guidance can help curb pilot transfer fatalities

(Jan 14 2022)

A guide to maritime pilot transfer safety has been updated amid industry concerns about poorly rigged ladders causing severe injuries or fatalities.




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