Friday, 17 May 2019 13:30

Sailors’ Society calls for mandatory seafarer wellness training

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The Sailors’ Society has launched a petition to the International Labour Organization (ILO) that calls for a change to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) to make wellness training for seafarers mandatory; the petition has nearly 2,000 signatures. Mandatory wellness at sea training would represent a landmark way of saying that the mental health of the 1.6 million seafarers working in the industry matters. Across the industry depression and suicide rates are very high, with studies finding that more than 25% of seafarers suffer from depression, with at least 6% of deaths at sea recorded as suicide.

 

 

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