We’re on a mission to improve life at sea for everyone

The Seafarers Happiness Index provides everyone working at sea the chance to share how they feel, and talk about the good and bad about their life at sea today. Share your views with us, and let your industry know what changes need to be made.

Latest Q1 2024 Happiness Score

6.94/10

Up from 6.36 in Q4 2023

The Survey

Tell us how you feel

Hello, 👋 Welcome to the Seafarers Happiness Index

We’re really glad you’re here

We’d really like to hear about how you feel today, are you ready to answer a few questions about how you’re feeling on board?

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Yes, let’s go

Ok great, let’s get started.

Firstly, Please specify your gender

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How happy are you generally when at sea?

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We’d like to know why you feel this way. Can you tell us more?

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Signal is mostly weak onboard, poor quality calls

How happy are you about contact with family when at sea?

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We’d like to know why you feel this way. Can you tell us more?

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Signal is mostly weak onboard, poor quality calls

Thank you! We appreciate all feedback.

How happy are you about access to shore leave?

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We’d like to know why you feel this way. Can you tell us more?

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How happy are you about wages/salary?

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We’d like to know why you feel this way. Can you tell us more?

How happy are you about the food onboard?

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We’d like to know why you feel this way. Can you tell us more?

Food is good, but I feel there needs to be more healthy options to choose from.

Noted, thank you for your feedback!

How happy about your ability to keep fit and healthy onboard?

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We’d like to know why you feel this way. Can you tell us more?

How happy are you about the training you receive?

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We’d like to know why you feel this way. Can you tell us more?

How happy about interaction with other crew onboard?

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We’d like to know why you feel this way. Can you tell us more?

How happy with your work load?

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We’d like to know why you feel this way. Can you tell us more?

How happy are you with welfare facilities when you are ashore?

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We’d like to know why you feel this way. Can you tell us more?

Is there anything else about life onboard that you’d like to tell us about? We want to hear your story.

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That’s great, that’s all questions answered about life onboard

Next up, we just need a few more details

What vessel type do you serve on?

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How old are you?

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Where do you come from?

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What rank do you hold?

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What is the flag state of your vessel?

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How long have you been on board?

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How old is your vessel?

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Your happiness level is:

87%

“It’s great that you are feeling positive about life at sea. Remember to take the survey again on your next trip so you can compare your results. We want to see that happiness level continue!”

"We are sorry to see that you feel that way and that things are difficult. Please find contact details below for access to advice and support."

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Plus a free copy of our maritime magazine ‘The Sea’

If you would like to access any advice or support, here are a few ways to get in touch with someone who can help:

Crew Help

If you have an issue that cannot wait until you reach port, please contact our Crew Help team for support: [email protected]

Visit us in port

Don’t forget to visit your local seafarers centre on your arrival in port. To find your nearest centre,

please go to: www.missiontoseafarers.org/our-ports

SeafarerHelp

This is a free, confidential, multilingual helpline for individual seafarers and their families available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, provided by ISWAN. They can assist with issues ranging from poor wages and working conditions, to just being able to talk to someone when in need.

You can either call +44 20 7323 2737 or email: [email protected], or to find out more visit: Seafarer Help

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What is the Seafarers Happiness Index?

The Seafarers Happiness Index was founded in 2015 and is designed to monitor and benchmark seafarer satisfaction levels by asking a series of questions, and serves as an important barometer of seafarer satisfaction with life at sea. Questions focus on a range of issues, from mental health and wellbeing, to working life and family contact.

The survey is distributed to globally to provide indicators of key issues around the happiness of seafarers, both on shore and aboard. The results are then shared with industry and key decision makers. Together we can make sure that seafarers voices are heard, and that the shipping industry can make positive changes.