Sailors’ Society calls for mandatory seafarer wellness training

Almost 2,000 people have signed a petition raised by seafarer charity Sailors’ Society to the International Labour Organization (ILO) that calls for a change to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) to make wellness training for seafarers mandatory.

Sailors’ Society said that the instalment of mandatory wellness at sea training would represent a landmark way of saying that the mental health of the 1.6 million seafarers working in the industry matters.

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