Social Interaction Matters – Combatting the impacts of COVID-19

As key workers, seafarers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic more than most. The challenges they’ve faced have highlighted the importance of social interaction on board for crew wellbeing. Seafarers are used to being away from their family and friends for long periods of time, but dramatically extended voyages and restrictions placed on ships in port due to the pandemic have had a detrimental impact on seafarers’ mental health.