Celebrating Seafarers And Promoting Safety At Sea

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is launching the #SafetyTipsAtSea campaign for 2024 to recognize the invaluable contributions of seafarers in making the maritime sector a safer workplace. This initiative encourages seafarers to share their best safety practices and highlights the importance of safety in the industry.

#SafetyTipsAtSea Campaign

Seafarers are invited to participate by sharing pictures of themselves in their working environment, along with their top safety tips. This...

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Maritime Charities Endorse Diversity Study Group’s (DSG) Benchmarking Initiative

Maritime charities, the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the Mission to Seafarers, and Sailors’ Society have endorsed Diversity Study Group’s (DSG) benchmarking initiative that tracks crew demographics and year-on-year trends in seafarer psychological and physical safety and wellbeing.

Key Step Froward 

DSG will collaborate with maritime charities and participating ship operators — Anglo-Eastern Ship Management, Ardmore Shipping and Dorian LPG — to identify key...

https://mfame.guru/maritime-charities-endorse-diversity-study-groups-dsg-benchmarking-initiative/

Safeguarding Seafarers’ Health: The Impact Of Poor Dental Hygiene

Ensuring the health and well-being of seafarers is paramount for maritime safety. However, an often-overlooked aspect of seafarer health is dental hygiene, which has been increasingly impacting crew members. Here’s an overview:

Rising Dental Cases Among Seafarers

In recent years, dental cases have surged among seafarers, becoming a significant concern for maritime health. Common issues include cavities, displaced fillings, toothaches, periodontal disease, and fragmented teeth.

Challenges in...

https://mfame.guru/safeguarding-seafarers-health-the-impact-of-poor-dental-hygiene/

Stress At Sea: A Guide For Seafarers

  • Seafaring is inherently demanding, often exposing crew members to various stressors that can impact their mental and physical well-being.
  • This comprehensive guide offers practical tips and strategies for managing stress onboard, emphasizing the importance of self-care and resource utilization.

Stress is an inevitable part of life, but for seafarers, it can be particularly challenging given the demanding nature of their occupation. From long hours to isolation, seafarers are exposed to a myriad...

https://mfame.guru/stress-at-sea-a-guide-for-seafarers/

Stress At Sea: A Guide For Seafarers

  • Seafaring is inherently demanding, often exposing crew members to various stressors that can impact their mental and physical well-being.
  • This comprehensive guide offers practical tips and strategies for managing stress onboard, emphasizing the importance of self-care and resource utilization.

Stress is an inevitable part of life, but for seafarers, it can be particularly challenging given the demanding nature of their occupation. From long hours to isolation, seafarers are exposed to a myriad...

https://mfame.guru/stress-at-sea-a-guide-for-seafarers/

The Best Defence Is A Good Offence: Why Vaccinations Matter

  • A simple and effective way to prevent infections onboard ship is good personal hygiene.
  • Seafarers are encouraged to ensure their vaccinations up to date.
  • The crew could be vaccinated as part of their pre-employment medical examination.

A regular Crew Health team reviews of seafarer medical statistics often see the main cause of crew failing the medical was active Hepatitis B – an immunisable and preventable illness. This is somewhat surprising perhaps when we consider a vaccine for Hep B is...

https://mfame.guru/the-best-defence-is-a-good-offence-why-vaccinations-matter/

UK P&I Health Advice: Preventing & Reducing Malaria Transmission

  • UK Club Members reported cases of death and two cases of serious illness due to malaria.
  • UK P&I has published crew health advice for preventing and reducing malaria transmission.

UK Club Members reported cases of death and two cases of serious illness (three months in hospital each) due to malaria. These cases arose despite the crew member being on medication to prevent the disease. It was later found that the crew members either did not have the correct medication, for the countries they were...

https://mfame.guru/uk-pi-health-advice-preventing-reducing-malaria-transmission/

American Club: Prioritizing Mental Health At Sea

  • The mental and physical well-being of seafarers is paramount to ensuring the safety and efficiency of maritime operations.
  • Dr. William Moore emphasizes the importance of creating a supportive work environment for seafarers, both onboard and onshore, to address mental health challenges effectively.

The American P&I Club, in collaboration with the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI), has released comprehensive guidance on addressing and managing seafarer mental health challenges. Recognizing the...

https://mfame.guru/american-club-prioritizing-mental-health-at-sea/

Rmt Calls for Employment Protections after Zero Emissions Shipping Routes Announced

RMT called for mandatory employment protections for all seafarers today, following the government’s decision to invest in zero emission shipping routes to and from the UK, according to an article published on their website.

If successful, the government claims the move will bring about zero emission shipping routes connecting the UK to the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, and Ireland.

A pot of £1.5m funding for the fifth round of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition to deliver green shipping...

https://mfame.guru/rmt-calls-for-employment-protections-after-zero-emissions-shipping-routes-announced/

Seafarer Wellbeing Under Threat Amid Geopolitical Conflict

Crew are facing physical threats from geopolitical conflict that are impacting their wellbeing.

Shipping charities and unions have aired concerns that seafarer safety and well-being is being overlooked as they get caught in the crosshairs of geopolitical conflict in the Gulf of Aden, Red Sea and Bab el-Mandeb Strait.

Missile attack 

The missile attack on True Confidence on 6th March, which resulted in the tragic loss of three crew, realised the worst fears of many in the industry. However, while...

https://mfame.guru/seafarer-wellbeing-under-threat-amid-geopolitical-conflict/

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