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BIMCO/ICS Survey Says Seafarers are Happy with Life At Sea

WMSI Updates

Preliminary results of a new survey being carried out as part of the BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015 indicate that the majority of respondents are content with life at sea.

The Report is directly engaging seafarers in order to understand their views on life at sea and outlook for the industry’s manpower in the years ahead.

‘Happy ships’, timely wage payments and career promotion opportunities were the most popular responses indicated when seafarers were asked about the important factors that influenced their decisions to stay with their current employers…

The survey of seafarers is the first of the targeted surveys for this year’s report. More than 500 seafarers have already responded to the survey, representing over 40 nationalities.

Sixty-six percent of the seafarers that responded estimated that it would take them less than three months to secure another job in the industry if they chose to leave their current company; and

Basic pay and internet access were the most popular responses provided as improvements in conditions at sea when asked about changes within the past two years.

Source: Maritime Executive