- Immediate action to secure quality seafarers and retain them in the industry.
- Senator Crewing emphasizes mental health support and seafarers well being.
- They conduct comprehensive pre-departure briefings to raise awareness
In response to the looming crewing challenges, Senator Crewing Manila emphasizes the need for immediate action to secure quality seafarers and retain them in the industry, reports Ship Management.
Projected Officer Shortage
A BIMCO report predicts a shortage of 89,510 officers by 2026, against the backdrop of a current global fleet crewed by 1.89 million seafarers.
Impact of COVID-19 on Filipino Seafarers
The Filipino seafarer workforce has witnessed a decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, necessitating efforts to replenish lost positions.
Recruitment Efforts by Senator Crewing
Senator Crewing (Manila) Inc., a part of the Columbia Group, is spearheading recruitment initiatives nationwide to fill the void left by Filipino seafarers, prioritizing their well-being and satisfaction through innovative programs.
Focus on Seafarer Well-being
Senator Crewing emphasizes mental health support, streamlined administrative processes, and updated training to make shipping an attractive career choice.
Modernized Manning Agency Approach
Senator Crewing has revamped its facilities and services to provide a welcoming environment for seafarers and their families, with digitalized processes and reduced waiting times.
Collaboration and Fair Employment Practices
Senator Crewing advocates for fair employment practices and global collaboration to alleviate the burdens on seafarers, emphasizing the importance of clear contracts and simplified procedures.
Quality Assurance and Well-being Services
The company ensures employment with reputable companies offering health, and well-being services, and internet connectivity onboard, aiming to combat loneliness and isolation felt by seafarers.
Pre-departure Briefings and Awareness
Senator Crewing conducts comprehensive pre-departure briefings to raise awareness about various challenges faced by seafarers, including mental health, bullying, piracy, and environmental protection.
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Source: Ship Management