FINDINGS OF “NAVIK JEEVAN” STUDY CONDUCTED BY RESEARCH AND TRAINING COMMITTEE OF INDIAN NATIONAL SHIPOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION (INSA)’
PRESENTATION ON THE FINDINGS OF “NAVIK JEEVAN” STUDY
CONDUCTED BY RESEARCH AND TRAINING COMMITTEE OF
INDIAN NATIONAL SHIPOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION (INSA) – ONLINE EVENT HELD ON 18TH DECEMBER ’21.
A custom-made study of all aspects of the professional life of the seafarers, including maritime education and training in India was conducted by the Training & Research Committee of INSA.
The respondents included active seafarers; from management, operational and support levels, including representatives of the shipping companies, Administration / Class surveyors, faculty members of MTIs, pre-sea students, etc. The views were sought covering various categories, such as career, colleagues'/seniors’ perception, competency, employment contract, culture including discrimination & harassment, enhanced training, fatigue & stress, safety & environment, motivation & happiness, Maritime Administration, etc.
The final report of the survey, titled “Navik Jeevan” (Life of Seafarers), was released by Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon’ble Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Government of India on 2nd December 2021. Mr. Amitabh Kumar IRS, Director General of Shipping and his team members at DGS also attended the event. The report highlighted various issues faced by the Indian seafarers and students during their service on board and training respectively. The report also brought out some interesting studies with regards to the motivation level of the seafarers to continue their seafaring career, some perennial challenges of Stress & Fatigue, shore leave, etc. Since the participation of the woman seafarers is on the rise, the survey also touched upon the equality in opportunity and discrimination in the workplace faced by them.
The findings of this exhaustive survey were presented to the industry in an online function at 1500 hrs. (IST) on 18th December 2021.