Marlins teams up with UK P&I Club to support seafarers’ health and wellbeing

Paul Gunton

Paul Gunton · 11 February 2019

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V.Group’s specialist training subsidiary Marlins has teamed up with the UK P&I Club to promote a range of e-learning courses aimed at improving seafarers’ physical and mental health.

Within the next few months, Marlins will launch three new courses covering dignity at work to help address issues of bullying and harassment on board cargo and cruise ships, also stress management, and physical health. Several more e-learning courses on the subject of Crew Wellbeing will follow.

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As part of the agreement, the UK P&I Club now promote Marlins as an official partner on its website and recognise Marlins’ e-learning courses as a primary source of information and guidance for seafarers looking to maintain and improve their personal health.

UK P&I Club members will also receive a discount on all Marlins available courses under the Crew Wellbeing category, which also includes a programme of courses on resilience, diversity and inclusion, and working effectively across cultures.

Sophia Bullard, Director, Crew Health Programme of UK P&I Club said, “Wellbeing of seafarers, to include both physical and mental health, has always been a key feature of the UK P&I Club Crew Health Team’s work. The importance of education and awareness in matters of poor mental health continues to be a priority. Accordingly, the Crew Health team are very excited about the latest partnership with Marlins Training. We actively support and recommend their extensive e-learning catalogue. In particular the courses on Resilience, Fatigue Management and Diversity training for seafarers provide an excellent tool to create inward thinking and open discussion on these key topics.”

Catherine Logie, Business Development Director, Marlins, commented, “We are delighted that UK P&I Club has chosen Marlins’ e-learning courses as a means of supporting seafarer wellbeing. We aim to help seafarers cope with the personal challenge of working at sea by proving clear information and practical suggestions that individuals themselves can act on. We are looking forward to working with the UK P&I Club on a range of crew wellbeing training initiatives.”

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