ISSN: 2147-2955 / E-ISSN: 2148-9386
A Study on Working and Living Conditions of Turkish Seafarers [JEMS Maritime Sci]
JEMS Maritime Sci. 2020; 8(1): 22-37 | DOI: 10.5505/jems.2020.28290

A Study on Working and Living Conditions of Turkish Seafarers

Özgür Tezcan1, Erdem Kan2, Oğuz Atik2
1Çanakkale 18 Mart University, Gelibolu Piri Reis Vocational School.
2Dokuz Eylül University, Maritime Faculty, Department Of Maritime Transportation Engineering

In order to increase the number of well-qualified and well experienced seafarers on ships and their employment periods, as well as providing the desired safety at work, improving/promoting the working conditions on ships, is of utmost significance. The purpose of this study is to reveal to what extent working conditions for Turkish seafarers who work on commercial ships comply with the terms of MLC (Maritime Labour Convention). For this aim, a questionnaire, an instrument of quantitative research method, has been issued and conducted through 296 seafarers working on the ships owned by Turkish shipowners. The results of comparative analysis reveal that the working condition on Turkish-owned ships are moderately compliant with the terms of MLC.

Keywords: Seafarer, Maritime Labour Convention, Working Conditions, Living Conditions, Human Resource Management

Türk Gemiadamlarının Çalışma ve Yaşama Koşulları Üzerine Bir Çalışma

Özgür Tezcan1, Erdem Kan2, Oğuz Atik2
1Çanakkale 18 Mart Üniversitesi, Gelibolu Piri Reis Meslek Yüksekokulu.
2Dokuz Eylül Universitesi, Denizcilik Fakültesi, Deniz Ulaştırma Işletme Mühendisliği.

In order to increase the number of well-qualified and well experienced seafarers on ships and their employment periods, as well as providing the desired safety at work, improving/promoting the working conditions on ships, is of utmost significance. The purpose of this study is to reveal to what extent working conditions for Turkish seafarers who work on commercial ships comply with the terms of MLC (Maritime Labour Convention). For this aim, a questionnaire, an instrument of quantitative research method, has been issued and conducted through 296 seafarers working on the ships owned by Turkish shipowners. The results of comparative analysis reveal that the working condition on Turkish-owned ships are moderately compliant with the terms of MLC.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Seafarer, Maritime Labour Convention, Working Conditions, Living Conditions, Human Resource Management

Özgür Tezcan, Erdem Kan, Oğuz Atik. A Study on Working and Living Conditions of Turkish Seafarers. JEMS Maritime Sci. 2020; 8(1): 22-37

Corresponding Author: Erdem Kan, Türkiye
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