INTERNATIONAL SAFETY AT SEA 2020 – SEAFARERS’ MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS
December 1, 2020
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.