SeafarerHelp.org – What can seafarers expect when they reach out for support following sexual assault or harassment on board?
Names and places have been changed in these stories to protect the confidentiality of our contributors.
‘My cabin was in a dead end corridor next to his so I had to walk past his cabin to get to mine. He would leave his door open so he could see when I passed and know when I was inside.’
“I didn’t think I could speak out about these things because I wasn’t the perfect victim”
‘The chief officer asked me what I expected, living on a ship with grown men, and told me to grow up and stop causing trouble’
‘Over the years I have grown used to comments such as “Shouldn’t you be at home cooking?” or “Wouldn’t you be better off working in an office?”’