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 crew health and medical care. Living and working at sea often means long hours, disrupted sleeping patterns and depending what vessel and company you work for can also mean unhealthy food and a lack of access to exercise areas. This can all lead to or exacerbate poor health so it is vital that crew are given at least the same access to quality health care and medical protection as those on shore. The IMO’s MLC 2006 outlines the kind of medical care and protection that crew should be receiving. Safety at Sea wants to hear from crew themselves to see if companies are delivering the care they should be and if crew feel able to cope with medical conditions at sea and on the job.
All information you provide will remain anonymous. 
The results from the survey will appear in the November issue of Safety at Sea. The questionnaire will close on the 2nd September.
 

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* 1. Do you ever have difficulty scheduling in dental or doctor appointments for when you return home or are calling at ports?

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* 2. Are you able to access your medical records while at sea?

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* 3. Do you feel able to admit to having health problems before you take a new role at sea?

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* 4. Do you feel able to admit you are experiencing health problems during a voyage?

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* 5. Have you experienced any of the following in the last 12 months:

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* 6. Have you ever hidden a medical condition to continue working/to ensure you got a job? 

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* 7. Are you able to get prompt and adequate medical care while on board?

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* 8. Is the person onboard responsible for administering medical care approachable and easy to get help from?

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* 9. 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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