Seafarers News


Seafarer Happiness on the Rise

Aug 02, 2022

Seafarer happiness levels are trending upward after reaching a record low last quarter, according to the latest Seafarers Happiness Index report published by The Mission to Seafarers.The survey, undertaken with the support of the Standard Club and Idwal, reports on Q2 2022 and shows that the influx of industry solutions to tackle seafarer wellbeing has finally begun to lift morale and the mindset onboard…

Founded in 1806, SSH Continues Serving Retired Merchant Mariners

Dec 23, 2022

The Sailors’ Snug Harbor (SSH) is a charity based out of New York that provides assistance to retired merchant mariners. In 2022, SSH helped more than 400 mariners in 33 states and Puerto Rico. SSH helps mariners live more comfortably by assisting them with their living expenses such as rent…

Seafarer Shortage Stands in Way of Ukraine Grain Corridor

Jul 27, 2022

Finding enough seafarers willing to sail ships stuck inside Ukraine's ports is set to pose a major challenge to the proposed grains corridor designed to ease an international food crisis.Russia and Ukraine last week signed a deal to restart…

Idwal Vessel Inspections Now Include Crew Welfare Checks

Jun 28, 2022

Ship inspection business Idwal said it has added 12 key crew welfare questions to its inspection process in an attempt to help raise awareness of some of the issues facing seafarers globally.With its international surveyor network, Idwal has several representatives on all types of vessels every day…

NTMA Seafarer Graduation Ceremony Held for First Time since 2019

Jun 08, 2022

On June 7, 2022, a graduation ceremony at the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA), a merchant marine university jointly operated by NYK and the Transnational Diversified Group (TDG) near Manila, Philippines, was held for the first time since 2019 before the outbreak of COVID-19…

Industry Body Calls for More States to Ratify MLC

May 19, 2022

In a statement submitted to the Special Tripartite Committee (STC) meeting held last week, SRI, the international pan-industry body researching maritime and seafarers’ law, called for more States to ratify the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) to ensure a level playing field in the shipping industry…

Seafarer Satisfaction at Eight-year Low, Report Says

Apr 28, 2022

The latest Seafarers Happiness Index report, published today by The Mission to Seafarers, reveals the lowest levels of seafarer satisfaction for eight years, with the Index’s measure of overall happiness decreasing from 6.41 to 5.85 and levels dropping across all categories…

New Seafarer Welfare and Wellbeing App Launched

Feb 01, 2022

International maritime network Stella Maris has teamed up with tech start-up FrontM to develop a new crew collaboration and wellbeing platform and super-app designed to give seafarers and fishers across the world quick access to Stella Maris's global chaplaincy directory…

Seafarer Training, Well-Being at center of Inmarsat Ferry Open Challenge

Jan 31, 2022

Inmarsat, Attica Group and Thetius have teamed to jointly launched the ‘Inmarsat Ferry Open Innovation Challenge: Crew Training and Entertainment,' a competition which inspired start-ups and SMEs to deliver digital solutions to enhance the training or enrich the leisure hours of seafarers…

Indonesian Seafarer Appointed Chief Engineer of NYK LNG Carrier

Dec 23, 2021

On December 10, 2021,  NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd. appointed Indonesia seafarer Tabah Supriyanto as the first Indonesian chief engineer of an NYK LNG carrier.Chief engineer Supriyanto has been a member of the NYK Group since 2008 and served on LNG carriers and becoming an experienced engineer…

IMO Creates International Day for Women in Maritime

Nov 12, 2021

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council, meeting from November 8-12, established an International Day for Women in Maritime, to be observed on May 18 every year.Once adopted by the IMO Assembly in December 2021, the observance will celebrate women in the industry…

Columbia Shipmanagement Announces New Mental Health Initiative

Nov 10, 2021

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) said it is furthering its efforts to promote crew positive mental health and wellbeing with an exciting new initiative for crew welfare.CSM will be presenting courses prepared and delivered in partnership with Mission to Seafarers…

Marathon Mariner Belcher Trains on Ship, Runs London 26.2 to Honor Crewmates

Oct 19, 2021

As the maritime world laments the treatment of seafarers during the COVID pandemic, and the general public generally ignores the call to designate seafarers as 'key workers' to help facilitate efficient crew changes globally, one British seafarer…

VIDEO: Long-Term Consequences of Covid-19’s Crew Change Crisis

Aug 25, 2021

The international shipping industry continued its long-term positive safety trend over the past year. The number of large vessels lost remained at record low levels in 2020, while reported incidents declined year-on-year, according to Allianz…

COVID-19 Vaccine Offered Free for Seafarers

Aug 11, 2021

Crew services specialist Boers has launched seafarer vaccination programs at German and Belgian ports, as shipping executives warn of onboard COVID-19 outbreaks because mariners are not getting vaccines quick enough.Seafarers arriving at ports in Antwerp…

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