Maritime News

Posted: Jun 30, 2023

Mental Health

West of England P and I

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recorded that seafaring as a profession has the second highest rate of suicides, with a significant increase in recent years. A study was conducted in the port of Rotterdam whereby the results showed that seafarers are more likely to suffer from mental health problems.
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Posted: Jun 21, 2022

Access to shore leave for seafarers

AMSA Marine Notice

This marine notice draws attention to the importance of providing shore leave to seafarers, for ships visiting Australian ports.
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Posted: Jun 21, 2022

ILO’s Special Tripartite Committee for the Maritime Labour Convention


The 4th meeting of the ILO’s Special Tripartite Committee for the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) was held in Geneva from 5 to 13 May 2022. The Committee addressed a wide range of issues related to seafarers such as recruitment, repatriation, welfare and medical care, and adopted eight amendments to the Code of the MLC, 2006.
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Posted: Feb 17, 2022

Crew Mental Health

Qwest Care

Awareness of mental health issues in the maritime industry is increasing, though careful consideration of next steps is vital, writes Dr Rachel Glynn-Williams, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Director of Recall Recover Ltd, Consultants to Qwest Care
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Posted: Sep 16, 2021

Sailors’ Society launch Wellness at Sea campaign video

As part of our charity support programme West has supported the Sailors’ Society Wellness at Sea programme. The Society has recently launched a video highlighting issues faced by seafarers and how the charity can help.
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