Gard Insight. Seafarers in a time of pandemic – strategies for maintaining and improving mental wellbeing

Press Release

Tuesday 28 April 2020

London UK. / Singapore. Kunal Pathak, a Master Mariner with substantial shipboard and shore-based experience,  currently employed as a Loss Prevention Manager in Gard’s Singapore office, has written an Insight about maintaining the mental wellness of the seafarers during the current challenging times.

This Insight is the fourth in Gard’s series focusing on seafarers’ mental health. The Aim of the Insight is to to provide time tested psychological tools that can help seafarers, in collaboration with their managers ashore, to sustain mental health through these testing times.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has presented another crisis. A rather lasting crisis, which is already showing an impact on the mental health of the seafarers, not only during their time on board the vessel, but also after their sign-off. It does not have to be this way.  Several thousand seafarers have been asked to extend their contracts beyond their usual tour of duty.”
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