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Key outcomes from the 11 June 2020 Seacare Authority meeting

The Seacare Authority met via videoconference on 11 June 2020. The key outcomes of the meeting are set out in this news item.

Strategic risk management

The Seacare Authority considers its strategic risk register at each of its regular meetings, with a particular focus on the risk that the scheme may become unviable.

Members considered progress against actions taken to ensure the ongoing viability of the scheme, in particular, work undertaken to identify sources of data and information relating to potential scheme employers.  The Seacare Authority will continue its work to raise awareness of the scheme.

Seacare Authority Corporate Plan 2020–21

The Seacare Authority considered its Corporate Plan for 2020-21, noting alignment of the plan with revised guidance issued by the Department of Finance for the preparation of corporate plans.  The Seacare Authority Corporate Plan will be published on the Seacare website by 31 August 2020.

Mental health resources

Members noted the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic was having on the maritime industry, and the importance of being mindful of our mental health both now and into the future. The Seacare Authority’s Mental Health Resource Centre provides ready access to resources for seafarers, their colleagues and employers.

Next meeting

The next meeting of the Seacare Authority will be held on 17 September 2020.

Last updated: 21 Jul 2020
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