Mental and Emotional Preparation for Seafarers


  • Dr Poonam Kapoor ISF GROUP


Merchant Navy, Seafarers, Mental Health, Emotional Health, Well-being, Work Performance, Interpersonal Relationships


Working in the Merchant Navy can be rewarding, but also demanding. Seafarers face unique challenges that can affect their mental and emotional health, such as isolation, stress, fatigue, and culture shock. To deal with these challenges effectively, seafarers need to be mentally and emotionally prepared before and during their voyage. This article highlights the need for such preparation, not only for the youngsters but also to experienced officers and crew members on board.

Author Biography

Dr Poonam Kapoor, ISF GROUP

Ph.D. in Economics, PGDM in Counselling and a trained Yoga Teacher, President and Trustee of Inner Search foundation and Director of ISF Maritime Pvt. Ltd.



How to Cite

Kapoor, P. (2024). Mental and Emotional Preparation for Seafarers. IIRE Journal of Maritime Research and Development, 8(1), 68–82. Retrieved from




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