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Connectivity is Fundamental to Seafarer Happiness

we feel when we are away.”Connectivity was also an important factor in the happiness levels of female crew, with some saying that connection to family and friends at home can ease feelings of loneliness and isolation, and help them to deal with the pressures of being the only woman on board.Steven Jones, founder of the Seafarers Happiness Index, commented, “Although overall we still see that the industry is still struggling with seafarer happiness, these findings represent a very real opportunity for shipping companies to achieve a ‘quick win’ for welfare. Increased access to

Seafarer Happiness Index Relaunched

International seafarer welfare charity, the Mission to Seafarers, has announced its relaunch of the Seafarer Happiness Index to support a sustainable future for the global maritime industry. The Mission is partnering with project founder, Steven Jones, to pick up the reins from seafarer social network Crewtoo.   The Mission to Seafarers Seafarer Happiness Index will consist of the same ten questions as the previous index, delivering a mark out of ten on key welfare issues like shore leave, wages, food, training, social interaction and family contact. The anonymous survey also seeks first-hand

The Mission to Seafarers

Seafarer Happiness a Key Measure for Progress and Growth

on-board interactions and friendships were seen as the best part of the job. The most divided issue was connectivity with family and home. Where internet access was available to seafarers, happiness was marked very highly, but without it, connectivity was a significant source of discontent.   Steven Jones, founder of the Seafarers Happiness Index commented: “We often see discussions around the recruitment, retention, training and provision for seafarers in the shipping industry. However, these conversations are too often based on assumption and anecdote rather than real data. By re-launching

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