Well how could be forget ‘Popeye the sailor man’, the sailor, that every child dreamt to become one. Over the years, sailing as a profession was highly isolated, yet rewarding too. But for almost last decade, the number of personnel joining this profession is decreasing. Yes, women are joining this community too, but the overall interest of people is diminishing and why? Let’s see below.
5 Reasons Seafarers not Joining Merchant Navy
The social sickness
life with the past, then surely today people are more concerned about it. It is
not like that earlier people were willing to go for the voyage leaving behind
their families, but today the ambiance is that, the tolerance level of people
towards homesickness is getting narrow. Micro Families can be the reason. Yes technology to some extent have
acted like bridge in this gape of social life loss, but still it is not enough .Earlier,
merchant navy was being a highly respected and rewarding career, but due to the
recession and economic crisis in the various countries has toppled the
situation to reverse.
than working in same machinery at land. Continues voyages make person tense and
the calmness of mind is lost. And then lack of social life and limited roaming
area, affects the person mentally and may be physically too. People cannot
share their grief with someday there, as no one is closer. Entire crew
changes within months, so the concept of being bonded to other is lost. Also
there are so many nationalities working on the ship, so you need time to adjust
to their thoughts. Fast developing stringent laws in the maritime sector, is
leading experienced personals to leave the industry early.
Emerging new mode transportation
Same wages every where
Scarcity of jobs in shipping sector
are facing the dark clouds of unemployment all over them, and this is forcing them to either change the line of course or pay money to agent to get a ship. On the other hand, experienced chief engineers and masters are leaving the sea jobs as they are getting lucrative deals in terms of jobs on the land also. You would also like to read why there is a scarcity of jobs in shipping industry.