Year: 2002 Source: Occupational Medicine, v.52, no.4, (2002), p.195-202 SIEC No: 20041139

This study was designed to establish the manner & causes of all fatalities among seafarers who were serving in British merchant shipping between 1 January 1986 & 31 December 1995. There was a total of 252 fatalities in British merchant shipping during the study period. 12 fatalities were determined to have been suicides (4.8%) & were variously linked to marital, family, work-related & psychiatric problems. (35 refs)