Problems encountered by newly-hired seafarers onboard ship: The basis for a health intervention program

  • Peter Ralph B. Galicia University of Antique, Main Campus Lotilla St., Sibalom, Antique 5713, Philippines
Keywords: Problems encountered, Newly-hired seafarers, Province of Antique, University of Antique, Maritime graduates

Abstract

This descriptive-correlational study aimed at ascertaining newly-hired seafarers’ problems encountered onboard ship as the basis for a health intervention program. A researcher-constructed questionnaire about the problems encountered onboard ship was administered to newly-hired seafarers. The computer-processed statistics used were means, frequency, and rank for descriptive analysis; and t-test was used for Independent Samples, and One-way ANOVA for inferential analysis. Alpha level was set at 0.5. The study found that, generally, newly-hired seafarers had highly common problems encountered onboard ship. They shared 5 most common problems: they experienced homesickness and seasickness within a few months; long distance relationships suffered; they hardly adjust to other crew onboard, and they suffered fatigue onboard ship. On the other hand, they also shared 5 less common problems: they were not reliable in performing tasks alone; they ignored “Safety First” while on duty; they could not be assigned to other tasks; they lacked relevant training, and they had no experience onboard any ship. Significant differences existed in the newly-hired seafarers’ common problems encountered onboard ship when classified according to age and location of residence. No significant differences existed in the newly-hired seafarers’ common problems encountered onboard ship when classified according to year of graduation.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Bagoulla, C., & Guillotreau, P. (2017). Shortage and labor productivity on the global seafaring market. HAL Id: halshs-01469666. Retrieved from https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-01469666

Benaldo, E. F. (2019). Evaluation on English language proficiency of maritime students’ at naval state university. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 9(1), 576-579. doi:10.29322/IJSRP.9.01.2019.p8569

BIMCO, & ICS. (2015). The global supply and demand for seafarers in 2015. Executive Summary. Retrieved from https://www.ics-shipping.org/docs/default-source/resources/safety-security-and-operations/manpower-report-2015-executive-summary.pdf?sfvrsn=16

Chaumette, P. (2017). Seafarers: An international labour market in perspective, Gomylex, HAL Id: halshs-01469666. Retrieved from https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-01469666

Dostal, J. (2015). Theory of problem solving. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 174, 2798-2805. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.970

Fernandez, K. T., Seyle, D. C., & Simon, E. K. (2018). The conceptualization of depression among Filipino seafarers. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology 12, e23. doi:10.1017/prp.2018.12

Galicia, P. R. B. (2019a). Safety practices among fisher-folks in Antique: Basis for extension activity. Journal of Environmental Treatment Techniques, SI, 1141-1145. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.32467.81447

Galicia, P. R. B. (2019b). Awareness and relevance of pre-employment medical examinations of seafarers among maritime students at the University of Antique: The basis for a health intervention program. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 8(7), 250-260.

Gay, L. R., Mills, G. E., & Airasian, P. W. (2018). Educational research: Competencies for analysis and applications. 9th eds. MyLab Education.

ILO. (2012). International labour organization: Attendance to among maritime schools in Western Visayas. Ph.D. Dissertation. West Visayas State University, Iloilo City.

Joint CHED. (2019). Revised guidelines on the implementation of onboard training requirement under the BSMT and BSMarE programs. Retrieved from https://marina.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/JCMC-No.-1-s.-2019-PSG-BSMT-BSMarE.pdf

Lamvik, G. M. (2012). The Filipino seafarer: A life between sacrifice and shopping. Anthropology in Action, 19(1), 22-31. doi:10.3167/aia/2012.190104

Lehmann, R. C. (2016). Alfa Ship & Crew management GmbH. Shipbuilding and Ship Repair in the Philippines.

Lucero-Prisno III, E. (2011). The health issues facing Filipino seafarers: Management and governance. Royal Tropical Institute.

Manalo, A. R. G., Mercado, N. R., Paragas, D. F., Tenorio, J. C. C., & Dotimas, J. C. (2015). The challenges of Filipino seafarers onboard: Basis for work life balance. Laguna Journal of International Tourism and Hospitality Management, 3(1), 157-184.

Michelle, T., Sampson, H., & Zhao, M. (2009). Finding a balance: Companies, seafarers and family life. Maritime Policy & Management, 30(1), 59-76. doi:10.1080/0308883032000051630

Richter, L. (2016). The impact of the maritime industry on the Philippine economy. German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Retrieved from https://philippinen.ahk.de/fileadmin/AHK_Philippinen/Publications/Maritime_Industry_in_the_Philippines__GPCCI_2016_.pdf

Published
2020-09-13
How to Cite
Galicia, P. R. B. (2020). Problems encountered by newly-hired seafarers onboard ship: The basis for a health intervention program. Maritime Technology and Research, 3(1), 63-70. https://doi.org/10.33175/mtr.2021.244594