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As Stress Awareness month in April coincides with a global pandemic, maritime software provider Hanseaticsoft is urging shipping companies to tackle stress and depression amongst seafarers by ensuring connectivity at sea.

Greek ship management company Thenamaris has rolled out Marpoint’s Evo News service across its entire fleet of 87 vessels, which includes oil tankers, bulk carriers and containerships, three LNG carriers and four LPG carriers.

Seafarer happiness continues to fluctuate and while better connectivity at sea is providing seafarers with greater communication to home, increasing workload stress related to IMO 2020, limited access to welfare facilities ashore, and racism at sea are having detrimental effects on seafarer welfare today.

With the festive season approaching the wellbeing of seafarers is something shipping companies should prioritise as it can be a very challenging time for those who are away from family and friends over Christmas, says Alexander Buchmann, managing director of Hanseaticsoft.

NYK has formed a joint venture with Philippines-based Transnational Diversified Group (TDG) to launch electronic money platform “MarCoPay” for seafarers.

As a direct response to the joint ownership and new collaboration between Seagull and Videotel, Seagull is offering a new and free training title on Seafarers Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Wallem jun 25

Today, June 25, 2019, is the annual Day of the Seafarer. The 2019 campaign is titled ‘I am onboard with gender equality’ and aims to highlight solidarity for gender equality in seafaring. Frank Coles, CEO of ship manager Wallem has released the following statement to highlight the Day of the Seafarer.

The Danish Maritime Authority has launched a pilot project on digital certificates for seafarers with the Danish flagged Mumbai Mærsk.

A new survey from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) reveals that internet access for seafarers for personal use onboard ships is more widespread than previously imagined, while the positive benefits associated with this access outweigh the feared safety concerns around the technology.

Thursday, 28 February 2019 09:53

V.Group rolls out Connect app in India

V.Group has launched the first wave of its V.Crew Connect app in India, allowing seafarers to update their availability for their next assignment, sign contracts, and manage documentation online from any location.

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