Hu, M., 2020. Analysis of and countermeasure for the continual turnover of young senior seafarers during the COVID-19 epidemic from a HRM perspective at a Chinese oceangoing shipping enterprise. In: Yang, D.F. and Wang, H. (eds.), Recent Advances in Marine Geology and Environmental Oceanography. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 108, pp. 317–321. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
As an occupational group outside the land, oceangoing seafarers can easily be neglected by society, especially during a social crisis. Few scholars have noticed that during the severe outbreak of coronavirus disease starting in 2019, there has been continual turnover of young Chinese senior mariners. These talented young employees are a core resource of the modern maritime industry, their departure will affect the sustainable development of shipping enterprises. This study, from a human resource management perspective, explores influencing reasons this group made such decisions and proposes some countermeasures and suggestions for shipping enterprises as a reference.