Safety at Sea magazine wants to hear from you, the seafarer, about the most important issues impacting crew today. 
 
This month's survey is on seafarer abandonment.  

Crew abandonment is a pervasive issue that, while not widespread, continues to put crew at risk, leaving them stranded without pay or means to get home. Over the course of 2018, the ILO database shows that there were 35 reported cases of crew abandonment, of which one is disputed and 9 resolved. Through this survey, SAS asks seafarers how big a concern abandonment is for them and whether regulatory changes designed to protect seafarers have had an impact.

The results from the survey will appear in the March 2019 issue of Safety at Sea. The questionnaire will close on the 24th January 2019.
 

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* 1. Have you or a colleague ever been abandoned by your employer?

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* 2. Is abandonment a big concern for you?

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* 3. Does your family have a plan in place in case you are abandoned by your employer?

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* 4. Are you aware of the changes to the MLC, 2006 that gives greater protections to crew in the case of abandonment?

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* 5. Do you trust that the amendments to MLC, 2006 will prevent cases of abandonment or help resolve them quicker?

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* 6. If you were to be abandoned by your employer do you know what you would need to do to receive legal help?

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* 7. In the case that you were abandoned, would you request help from (choose as many as apply):

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* 8. When looking for employment, do you make efforts to find out if they have abandoned crew before?

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* 9. What do you think will help reduce cases of seafarer abandonment:

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* 10. If you would like to be added to our mailing list for future Safety at Sea surveys please provide contact details (your information will remain anonymous)

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