Posted on December 17, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis
What does the word mean to you?
A glamorous life at sea, lots of traveling to exotic ports?
A lifetime of experiences?
A stable steady income and stable job?
Do words like abandonment, isolation, fear of death, fear of kidnapping, or violent assault come to mind?
A recent report published by the Sailors’ Society Crisis Response Network (CRN) found that seafarers dealing with death at sea and abandonment accounted for almost two-thirds (59%) of those supported.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health issue that appears to be increasing in prevalence amongst seafarers, especially those operating in High Risk Areas.