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The Mission to Seafarers spearheads Singapore roundtable to turn crew welfare data insights into practical action for change

News & Insights 13 April 2023

Key data from the Seafarers Happiness Index, with supporting insights from Standard Club, part of NorthStandard and ship inspection technology business, Idwal, will form the starting point of the event, which will seek to plan a practical route to create positive change.

The Mission to Seafarers spearheads Singapore roundtable to turn crew welfare data insights into practical action for change

We are delighted to hold The Mission to Seafarers' Executive Roundtable on Crew Welfare at our Singapore office on Tuesday 25th April 2023, as part of Singapore Maritime Week. Sponsored by Idwal and Standard Club, part of NorthStandard, and with support from Inmarsat, the roundtable event will be attended by an invited panel of leading shipowners, managers, and charterers who aim convert words and data from our mutual initiative the Seafarer's Happiness Index, into actions to improve the wellbeing of seafarers globally. 

The Mission to Seafarers’ Director of Development, Jan Webber, said: “We want to translate the information that already exists in the industry, from the Seafarers Happiness Index and other initiatives, into real action that will improve crew conditions for seafarers, for the companies and, ultimately, for the industry. We believe that bettering seafarer welfare undoubtedly brings considerable benefits to maritime businesses and we seek to work with those in the industry who are willing to share ideas, collaborate and innovate to drive more change.”

The Singapore-based roundtable will be moderated by Seafarer Happiness Index Founder, Steven Jones, who says: “We hear seafarers telling us how they feel at sea and there are growing data sets around crew happiness, vessel conditions, and the impact of welfare on asset values. This will be a chance to hear the latest Q1 2023 Seafarers Happiness Index results, plus the results of the most recent initiatives, and to explore a mechanism to ensure that we can make a collective difference.

“We want this to be a productive workshop to enable an exchange of information and thoughts, with real outcomes. By strategically considering the datasets, evaluating current practices against future possibilities, the goal is to identify the right actions and approaches that can propel the industry towards a solutions-centred approach.”

It is hoped this event will develop to form a working group or series of events that will establish a structure and pathway for change, with the next meeting earmarked for London International Shipping Week in September 2023.

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