Mission to Seafarers launches app for vessel crews

The Mission to Seafarers has unveiled its ‘Happy at Sea’ mobile app, providing seafarers with centralised digital access to its services in over 200 ports across 50 countries.

Billed as the world’s first digital seafarers’ centre, the free-of-charge app offers features including the ability to pre-order requests ahead of port visits and access to the Mission’s range of wellbeing resources, such as shopping for items like SIM cards or booking private pastoral counselling sessions with trained professionals.

The Flying Angel, an AI-powered chatbot, is also included to provide quick responses to frequently asked questions, while the Seafarers Happiness Index survey can additionally be completed within the app, followed by tailored resources and support based on the responses.

Developed with funding from DNV, Cargill, and The Seafarers’ Charity, the app is designed to address the increasing digital needs of seafarers who frequently encounter challenges such as loneliness, mental health issues, and limited access to facilities and communication.

The Happy at Sea app can be downloaded from either the Apple iOS App Store or the Google Play Store.

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