SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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Seafarers

More must be done to provide connectivity for seafarers

connectivity

The Mission to Seafarers said that it has set out to tackle the challenge of inadequate connectivity for seafarers. Seafarers can be on vessels for months at a time, while at home the world keeps turning without them. Spending such long periods away from loved ones can lead to isolation, loneliness and depression.

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New agreement focuses on seafarers’ welfare

welfare

ISWAN and CHIRP have entered into a MoU to cooperate in improving seafarers’ safety and welfare. By working together, ISWAN through its SeafarersHelp will assist seafarers to complete the initial report to CHIRP highlighting unsafe working practices. This will be particularly helpful for seafarers whose first language is not English.

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Maritime NZ: Tackling fatigue at sea

fatigue

Maritime New Zealand issued an infographic, focusing on seafarers' fatigue, as the root cause of many marine accidents. A number of things can lead to fatigue, including long or irregular work hours, sleep disruption, extreme environmental conditions, physical and mental work demands, and stress.

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Seafarers’ Trust seeks centres to research seafarer suicide

seafarers

The ITF Seafarers’ Trust addresses a call for Expressions of Interest for collaborating centres, to undertake research into suicide among seafarers. The research targets to encourage the industry to take steps to reduce mental distress and its serious consequences in seafarers, and to ensure that seafarers suffering from mental ill-health are not stigmatised.

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