International Safety at Sea 2020 – Seafarers’ Mental Health & Wellness

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Port Chaplain Toh Soon Kok joined the panel today for the Seafarers’ Health & Wellness plenary session chaired by Capt. Yves Vandenborn, Hon. President of the Nautical Institute (Singapore), which discussed the short and long-term needs for improvement.

Our good friend Mr. Nick Potter, General Manager APME Shipping & Maritime, Shell, reminded us that seafarers’ mental health was already at acute levels pre-COVID whilst sharing details of Shell’s Wellness app. and Mr. Rene Piil Pedersen, MD A.P.Moller Singapore and SSA VP, shared insights as to how Maersk create a more homely environment for seafarers in their vessels’ living quarters.