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Majority of Seafarers ‘Content’ With Life at Sea, Survey Shows

14/04/2015 by Sharon Shahzad

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The majority of seafarers are content with life at sea, according to preliminary findings of a new survey conducted by the shipping association BIMCO together with the International Chamber of Shipping.

The survey, part of the the BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015, looks to directly engage seafarers in order to understand their views on life at sea and outlook for the industry’s manpower in the years ahead.

The report, which has been published every five years since 1990, has traditionally been based on two main quantitative data sources including a questionnaire completed by shipping companies and a questionnaire completed by national maritime administrations. But this year it also solicits the opinions from a wider number of maritime professionals with knowledge of the ‘sharp end’ of the manpower supply situation, including seafarers, lecturers at maritime education and training (MET) institutions, manning agents, maritime unions, and port welfare workers.

The survey of seafarers is the first of the targeted surveys for this year’s report and has already involved more than 500 seafarers respondents representing over 40 nationalities. Some of the other preliminary findings include:

  • ‘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;
  • 66% 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.

BIMCO and ICS not that one of the trends that resonated in the responses was the importance and value of the training and skills that come with being a maritime professional: “Life at sea is exciting, challenging and very educational. The skills that anyone can receive from this job cannot be compared to anything else ashore.”

This article has been extracted from http://gcaptain.com, please click on this link to read the article in full http://gcaptain.com/majority-seafarers-content-life-sea-survey-shows/.

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