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  • How To Grow Self-Respect If You Are A Seafarer

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    How To Grow Self-Respect If You Are A Seafarer

    For all the wide eyed amazement and awe of seeing the likes of the Cunard 3 Queens playing ballet dancers on the River Mersey, it seems all too obvious that too few people care about shipping in its more raw commercial sense. It is something which just happens – the great facilitator of globalisation is something of an insider secret. So what does that mean when people think about seafarers?

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    Seafaring A-Z Alphabet - B is for...

    Seafaring A-Z Alphabet - B is for...

    Ballast – Ships are funny things, when they are not eager to sink or run aground, they have a worrying propensity to topple over. Stability is a science and art, and has been vexing seafarers for centuries.

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    Seafaring A-Z Alphabet - C is for...

    Seafaring A-Z Alphabet - C is for...

    Canals – From ancient civilisations, through to the Industrial Revolution, and now in our era of globalisation – there is one thing which has always gone hand in hand with ships…canals.

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    Seafarers Want To Be Connected At Sea

    As with so many of the wants and needs of seafarers, it doesn’t seem too much to ask in this technological age, but crews want to be in contact with home as regularly and affordably as possible.

    What You Should Know About Seafaring - A-Z Alphabet! A is for ...

    What You Should Know About Seafaring - A-Z Alphabet! A is for ...

    Abandon ship – Perhaps the worst thing that can happen at sea is when an emergency becomes so serious that the only option is to abandon ship.

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    Seafaring A-Z Alphabet - D is for...

    Seafaring A-Z Alphabet - D is for...

    Davy Jones – The infamous Davy Jones’ locker is an idiom often used by seafarers referring to the bottom of the sea. It is used as a euphemism for drowning or shipwrecks in which seafarers and unfortunate vessels are consigned to the deep, and sent to Davy Jones' Locker.

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    Seafarers Awareness Week: Celebrating seafarers, assessing attitude

    Seafarers Awareness Week: Celebrating seafarers, assessing attitude

    From 20-26 June 2016 “Seafarers Awareness Week” will promote maritime job opportunities, at sea and ashore. It will also focus on increasing young children's knowledge of the UK's historic and ongoing 'island nation' dependence on seafarers.

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    Seafarers Want To Be Part Of A Shipboard Team

    Much is made in the modern workplace about the importance of relationships at work. The new offices of Apple and Google are both built with both business, but also people at the core.

    Abandoned Seafarers Demand Stability At Work

    Abandoned Seafarers Demand Stability At Work

    Abandonment is a problem which has dogged seafarers for years – but even despite the advent of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) and financial security requirements, it is still happening. But why, and what can be done about it?

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