SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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2018
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Video: Emotional pressures of people working at sea

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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 presents the story of Amaha Senu, who left his home in Ethiopia to become a merchant seafarer, attracted by the financial opportunities, but soon he began to regret his decision due to emotional struggle. 

The short film shows the pressures faced by people working at sea, at the same time that the suicide rates among seafarers are on the rise.

According to a global study, conducted by WHO in 2014, almost 1 million people die due to suicide every year.

The UK Club recorded 77 cases of suicide during the last ten years, David Nichol, David Nichol, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, Thomas Miller Hellas, revealed at the 2017 SAFETY4SEA Conference in October. 

 

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