The Seafarers’ Health Information Programme (SHIP) is a long-running project which aims to offer both shipping companies and seafarers information on how to stay fit and well on board. Over the past decade, SHIP has continued to produce and distribute guidance on different health related topics. Most topics include detailed information on how to run a health intervention on board as well as useful information aimed directly at seafarers. A ship is not only a place of work but also a seafarer’s home for a number of months, which means it can be an excellent place for a health intervention.
Although subject to periodic health checks, vaccinations and international health regulations, seafarers may be unprepared for some of the lifestyle risks that continuous travelling and life at sea can encompass. SHIP can help prepare seafarers for some of these risks, and provide shipping companies with useful resources for a whole crew.
All resources are free to download. Visit the Health at sea section of our website for all the resources.
A free mobile app for seafarers which can be used offline to access help, information and support around the clock
Providing humanitarian support to seafarers and their families across three specific regions
Spotting the signs and responding to concerns
A guide for shipping companies and ship operators to develop and implement mental health policies
Helping shipping and ship management companies to improve social interaction on board
We launched the results of our survey of superyacht crew in London on 3rd December 2018
Recognising excellence in seafarers’ welfare provision across the shipping industry
Discouraging Indian seafarers from signing up with unregistered crewing agencies
A free training package suitable for both individual viewing by all crew and training sessions onboard and ashore
A project aiming to encourage and support the establishment of welfare boards worldwide
Providing seafarers with the right tools and information to keep hydrated on board
A joint initiative looking at the health of women seafarers and where it can be improved