Supporting merchant seafarers who have experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault
If you are experiencing discrimination or harassment on board
Keep a record. If you do decide to report the behaviour you will be able to give a full picture. It will help you explain to other people, and may be useful to you personally in the future when you look back. One minor comment or incident might just be a one off, and not be considered harassment, but repeated instances would be.
If you can, tell someone. A trusted colleague, a friend, a union representative, a helpline or Contact Us.
Find your company’s policy on harassment, discrimination and bullying. Knowledge is power. The International Chamber of Shipping and International Transport Workers Federation have produced a guide to eliminating shipboard harassment and bullying which can be found here.