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    How To Keep A Distant Relationship (Advice for Seafarers)

    One of the most challenging aspects of life at sea is to somehow keep relationships and friendships alive despite being away so often. Communication via the internet can help those fortunate enough to be on ships with connectivity, but how else can people manage to keep the spark in their lovers’ eyes?

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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 Shore Leave And Good Facilities

    It was Baloo the bear, singing in the Jungle Book who perhaps best captured the spirit of shore leave for seafarers. It is indeed one of life’s simple bare necessities. A chance for crew to forget about their worries and their strife.

    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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    Working In Maritime Security? Here Is Your Guide To Bulletproof Vests

    Maritime Security is a very dangerous profession; attacks happen regularly and are particularly prominent in certain areas depending on a number of factors. Wherever attacks happen, they are very serious and carry an extremely high likelihood of injury...

    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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      Pack it up, pack it in, let me begin…when you are all set to leave the house to head back to sea it can be a real pain. So what are the essential bits and bobs which every seafarer needs....

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      Seafarers Want Better Social Unity Onboard

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