As a provider of P&I insurance for vessels trading worldwide, the wellbeing of seafarers serving on Member’s vessels remains a key focus of the Club’s Loss Prevention department.
In partnership with the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) the Club has published a series of Good Mental Health Guides to raise awareness of the importance of mental wellbeing on board. The recently published Steps to Positive Mental Health booklet provides seafarers with proactive strategies that can be easily adopted to reduce stress levels at sea.
As the map below depicts, the Club’s Members operate in a variety of specialist sectors across the globe providing a spread of risk and low exposure to individual catastrophe. The diverse nature of our Membership helps to deliver stability.
*Figures as at 31 December 2017
Mindful of our international market, the Club is now pleased to offer this guidance in Arabic, Chinese, Filipino, Hindi, Russian and Spanish ensuring that this information is helpful and accessible to our diverse Membership.
The Steps to Positive Mental Health guide is primarily aimed at seafarers; however it is also a useful tool for shore side departments, offering insight into how their crews may be affected by stressful situations on board.
This article is one in a series of articles produced in partnership with ISWAN on the topic of psychological wellbeing at sea. View the series so far.