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Internet connectivity vital for recruitment, says Intermanager

Internet connectivity vital for recruitment, says Intermanager
A good onboard Internet connection has become crucial for welfare of seafarers, InterManager president Gerardo Borromeo has stressed.

A session entitled "How can crews stay connected?" at the CMA Shipping 2016 conference found that poor connectivity can have serious negative effects on the recruitment of new crew members - what Borromeo called "the heart and soul” of shipping.

Borromeo said: “Attracting a new generation of seafarers and retaining them means we have to become more connected; allowing them to connect with family and friends back home. Without good Internet, we could lose some of the brightest, best seafarers we have ever seen.”