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    Travel Safety Tips For Seafarers (Seafarers' Life)

    Crime is a curse the world over – whether violence or theft, smuggling or fraud – there are very few places untouched by crime and the knock on concerns it brings. For seafarers that can mean the vessel being under threat, but so too on the rare opportunity they have for shore leave, they too can be targeted.

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    Crewtoo Introduction to Shipping 2 -Shipping: The World’s Industry

    Crewtoo Introduction to Shipping 101 – Setting the Shipping Scene

    Crewtoo Introduction to Shipping 101 – Setting the Shipping Scene

    Ghost Ships (Seafarers' stories)

    Ships don’t often seem to grab the attention like they once did – while people may fleetingly be interested in the latest cruise ships or mega container vessels, not many creep into the consciousness as they once did. Perhaps that is because there aren’t enough haunted ships these days?

    On the Right Course: Ships Rudders

    On the Right Course: Ships Rudders

    Modern shipping is all about change. New vessel shapes, designs, and capabilities are evolving like never before. In our Crewtoo construction series, we look at those technical changes…this time around, we steer in the direction of the rudder.

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    You Spin me Right Round: The Marine Propeller

    You Spin me Right Round: The Marine Propeller

    Modern shipping is all about change. New vessel shapes, designs, and capabilities are evolving like never before. In our Crewtoo construction series, we look at those technical changes…this time around, we give props to the propeller.

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    Giving the Cold Games a Warm Welcome

    Giving the Cold Games a Warm Welcome

    It is time, the Winter Games are here. Usually slips on ships are a bad thing, but with the elite of the global games arriving in South Korea, people will be whooping and cheering for their favourites on the slopes, down the ice runs and on the rink. So, who will be the seafarers’ heroes at Pyeongchang?

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    Vitamin Sea: Sleep patterns

    Sleep is one of the most important issues at sea. Tired, fatigued, stressed and distracted people make mistakes. So ensuring there is enough time to rest, and that you can get quality sleep is all important. Is enough done at sea to aid restful sleep?

    Room with a View: The Construction of the Wheelhouse

    Room with a View: The Construction of the Wheelhouse

    Modern shipping is all about change. New vessel shapes, designs, and capabilities are evolving like never before. In our Crewtoo construction series, we look at those technical changes…this time around, we visit the wheelhouse.

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