The intent of the Crewtoo Seafarers Happiness Index is to give seafarers a collective voice, and thereby enable the maritime industry to review and address the issues that are raised. "The Happiness Index is an important barometer of seafarer satisfaction with life at sea," says Anneley Pickles, head of Crewtoo business development. "Happy people are loyal, motivated, and embrace challenges. If the industry really acts on the responses to these regularly updated surveys, it will not only reap the rewards with a more motivated, loyal, and hardworking workforce, but it will attract new talent to the industry, something which is sadly lacking at the moment."Answers to the survey are received from across all ranks and nationalities including seafarers from the Philippines, U.K., Poland, Croatia, Germany, U.S., Canada, India, and Turkey, as well as a number of African nations. The age of survey respondents ranged from 16 to the late 60s. Masters made up the largest proportion of responses by rank; some 11% of respondents stated that they were currently serving in the role of captain. The majority of responses were from seafarers working on bulk carriers and container vessels. For a copy of the latest Crewtoo Seafarers Happiness Index report , please visit http://survey.crewtoo.com/happiness. Note to Editors: For more information about Crewtoo , please visit www.crewtoo.com. About Crewtoo Crewtoo is the world's largest online network of the seafaring community, with more than 110,000 members. Crewtoo was launched in 2011 by KVH Media Group, a leading provider of commercially licensed news, music, TV, and movie entertainment content for a wide range of industries including maritime, retail, and hotels. KVH Media Group brands include NEWSlink TM, MOVIElink TM, SPORTSlink TM, TVlink TM, and MUSIClink TM. KVH Media Group's parent company, KVH Industries, Inc., is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 175,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL. The company's global presence includes offices in Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. KVH, Crewtoo, NEWSlink, MOVIElink, SPORTSlink, TVlink, and MUSIClink are trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc.
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