Tristar urges shipowners to address mental health at inaugural ‘Safety at Sea’ conference
Tristar Group CEO Eugene Mayne urged regional shipowners to address and tackle the mental health issues facing seafarers at the inaugural Tristar ‘Safety at Sea’ conference. Mr. Mayne highlighted the importance of managing the emotional wellbeing of crew at sea when he addressed over 150 attendees at the One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai. He also shared the findings of the P&I Club that the rate of suicide amongst seafarers has more than tripled since 2014. He further highlighted the report from the Sailors’ Society that 26% of seafarers show signs of depression. “Nearly half of them said they had not asked anybody for help,” Mr. Mayne added.