The following is the text of a press release issued by InterManager:
InterManager, the international trade association for the shipmanagement and crewmanagement industry, is supporting a survey which aims to identify how much of a burden red tape places on seafarers.
The Association is urging its members to encourage their staff to take part in the online survey, being organised by the Danish Maritime Authority. The worldwide study aims to identify seafarers' perception of administrative burdens and how these influence their daily working lives.
Secretary General, Captain Kuba Szymanski, said: “This important project will give a better understanding of seafarers' view on administrative work on board and, hence, provide a basis for initiatives aiming to improve seafarers’ job satisfaction by reducing the burden of red tape they face.”
The survey, which is open to seafarers of all nationalities, is completely anonymous and no personal information will be disclosed. Seafarers can take part in the online survey at the webpage: http://survey.enalyzer.com/?pid=g3fukakb
There is also a link to the survey on the InterManager home page: www.intermanager.org