As a seafarer you know life on a cargo ship means being away from home for months at a time. It’s part of the job and a fact of life. Whether you’re 110% okay with it or you accept it as a necessary part of your career it can feel a little overwhelming at certain times of the year. Such as Christmas
Why does the maritime industry have a skills shortage? The increasing need for seafarers with tech skills? A general disinterest in seafaring as a job? The lack of women entering the sector? The reasons are debatable but it’s clear the ratio of men to women in maritime is seriously disproportionate.