Steven Jones

Founder
Seafarers Happiness Index – https://www.happyatsea.org/news/

At the recent Executive Roundtable on Seafarer Welfare hosted by the Mission to Seafarers, we discussed a range of solutions to ensure that we make life at sea better. Part of this was about ensuring that the next generation is coming through.

When I presented our findings at the Maritime Trends Conference in Athens, I told the audience about these goals and was so pleased to hear that just such an initiative is already in existence. Irene Notias told me of Project Connect, and I could tell that is an absolute game-changer. Ensuring the next generation knows about maritime careers is key, and so allowing them to gain experience, learn from industry experts, and identify career options and paths is inspired. While the Adopt a Ship angle is a wonderful way to ensure that respect for seafarers remains uppermost in our next generation.