Sailors’ Society, one of the largest seafarer support charities operating internationally, has launched the free Wellness at Sea mobile app, which aims to help put health and wellbeing at sea in the hands of seafarers.
“Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea coaching program has been well received by the industry and we were keen to take it to the next level by putting the tools to enhance and monitor wellbeing in the hands of seafarers themselves,” said Sandra Welch, Sailors’ Society’s deputy chief executive.
“The Wellness at Sea app is a fun and interactive way for seafarers to improve wellness whilst providing practical information including local maritime welfare services and ship tracking data,” Welch said.
With interactive challenges on each of the five elements of Wellness at Sea – social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual – users receive daily feedback enabling them to monitor their progress.
The app also holds port directories and contact details for services offered by maritime welfare organizations including Apostleship of the Sea, Mission to Seafarers, NAMMA and Sailors’ Society, and enables users to track their journey and know their ETA using MarineTraffic AIS data.
The Wellness at Sea app seeks to combat issues such as fatigue, poor mental health and stress which affect seafarers on a daily basis and can be the difference between safe transit and a major incident, Sailors’ Society said.
The app is Android and iPhone compatible. To download, search for Wellness at Sea.