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Sailing Safer Seas

‘How are digital technologies improving health and wellbeing at sea?’


As the maritime industry is still reeling from the fallout of Covid-19, it is faced with the stark realities of the Ukraine conflict and the heightened importance of the mental and physical welfare of seafarers. The industry is having to rethink the way it supports, engages with and empowers its workforce.

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Find out about technologies and tools available to the maritime sector to support seafarers globally and learn about:

  • Supporting seafarers with medical, psychological and welfare incidents at sea
  • Connectivity with loved ones whilst at sea and the negative impact of social media
  • Managing trauma on board
  • Compensating for Covid-19 limiting time on shore, reduction in crew changes and mitigating disruption from the Ukraine crisis
  • Providing seafarers with stimulus and personal development
  • Pressures of digitalisation and upskilling on seafarers

Dr. Arthur Diskin, MD, Global Medical Director, Future Care, is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP), Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, on staff at Jackson Memorial Hospital and participates as faculty in teaching emergency medicine residents.

He is a past Chair of the Section on Cruise Ship and Maritime Medicine of the American College of Emergency Physicians and is experienced in the clinical management of crew medical care, wellness programmes as well as communicable disease control, including Norovirus and Legionella. Dr Diskin is developing technology to combat Legionella on and offshore.

Maria Synnou, resident psychologist and Product Expert, Mintra, is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and one of the co-founders of the Modern Mental Health Centre in Limassol, Cyprus. She has broad practical experience from working in several mental health centres during her clinical practice.

Maria is experienced in the assessment and diagnosis of mental health disorders, personalised treatment plans and individual therapy. Her interests are in the areas of managing mental health disorders, promoting mental health well-being and personal development.

Maria is a Product Expert for Mintra's SafeMetrix psychometric assessments, responsible for the conception, implementation, and launch of new assessments in line with best practice principles.


Rev. Mark Lawson-Jones, Chaplain, South Wales, UK, The Mission to Seafarers has served with the Church in Wales for over 20 years and is a passionate advocate for the welfare and wellbeing of seafarers. He has worked with The Mission to Seafarers over the last five years, supporting the maritime charity’s community in South Wales, as well as globally.

He is a writer, social commentator, publisher and author of two best-selling books.

Jorunn Eldøy, Director, Mintra, is a longstanding member of WISTA and a passionate advocate for women in maritime. She has over 20 years’ experience in the maritime industry as well as in oil and gas. Jorunn has in-depth experience of crew management and maritime technologies.

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