BSAFE seafarer health

Seafarer Health

Being safe is also about being healthy, which is fundamental to the performance of a seafarer

There are many factors that can contribute to and affect a seafarer’s health, especially in the current challenging times. Some of these elements can be affected both by lifestyle on board and ashore.  However, in simple terms, we believe the main components of a person’s health can be broken down into three broad areas. This section provides general guidance and advice for seafarers on how to maintain their Physical Health and Mental Health, as well as ensuring the Wellbeing of themselves and others.

More details of each of these three topics are provided in the relevant sections of the BSafe site, including the following articles that have been developed by the Britannia Loss Prevention department.

Published: 14 May 2021

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This module explores the social aspects of a person, such as family and relationships.

Published: 27 April 2021

Updated: 28 April 2021

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Feeling lonely over long periods of time can cause depression. In this module the Wellness at Sea campaign focusses on how to prevent loneliness along with the training and assistance available for seafarers around the world if in need of help.

Published: 29 March 2021

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Sailors’ Society’s crisis response network and how it can help crew in a crisis.

Published: 25 February 2021

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Understand the purpose of the Wellness at Sea campaign and how it can benefit you and your colleagues. The module introduces the key concepts of wellness, as well as the Wellness at Sea app which provides a number of useful features.

Published: 12 November 2020

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Find out more about the charities and organisations which Britannia supports and how these can assist seafarers to maintain their wellbeing

Published: 1 November 2019

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Seafaring can be a very isolating occupation and people may feel lonely. This article looks at how to prevent loneliness and improve onboard welfare using simple means

Published: 1 November 2019

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Read about how Britannia staff visited ships and crew in various ports, to experience first-hand the important work carried out by Apostleship of the Sea charity which helps seafarers around the globe

Published: 14 December 2018

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This real life incident is a reminder of how important it is to make sure that all your vaccinations are up to date

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