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    Seafaring A – Z Alphabet – “S” is for…

    Security - Shipping has long been vulnerable to attack, fraud and crime at sea, so the industry takes maritime security seriously. People, cargoes and vessels have an inherent value and so are attractive targets for terrorists, pirates, fraudsters and criminals. Different areas have different risks, but security is an increasingly important part of shipboard operations.

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    Vitamin Sea: Sleep patterns

    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?

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    Magna Carta for Seafarers

    Magna Carta for Seafarers

    The Philippines' House of Representatives committee on overseas workers has approved a new “Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers” designed to ensure working and living conditions that are consistent with Philippine law and international maritime conventions.

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    The Struggle for Seafarers and Technology

    The Struggle for Seafarers and Technology

    The cyber security concerns which are facing shipping are often talked about. However, it seems this could just be part of a wider problem. With an aging seafarer population, there are concerns some crews are behind the curve when it comes to technology. Is this true?

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    How to Win Friends at Sea

    How to Win Friends at Sea

    There have been some very sad stories lately of seafarers being beaten, and of relationships breaking down at sea. There can be a pressure cooker atmosphere on some ships. So what can seafarers do to build relationships and make life at sea one of friendship and camaraderie? Let’s look at the 12 steps to making good things happen

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    Yawn, Stretch, Fighting Work Boredom

    Yawn, Stretch, Fighting Work Boredom

    There are many criticisms that seafaring is not as exciting as it used to be. Given that it may have involved historically involved keel hauling that may not be a bad thing. But how can work be more fun and battle back against boredom?

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    How To Use Your Maritime Skills Ashore (Seafarers' Choice)

    According to some comments on Crewtoo, it seems seafarers are often unaware of some shoreside career opportunities. While even if seafarers know what is on offer when coming ashore some tend to see careers in shipping law and maritime insurance as out of reach. It seems that poor old seafarers are being forgotten and this is a huge missed opportunity for employers. So what can be done to sharpen the skills and open people to new prospects?

    Dental as Anything.

    Dental as Anything.

    We often talk about seafarer happiness, and the effect that has onboard. What about seafarer pain? It is too easy to forget that shipping safety and performance can rest on how seafarers feel as they go about their business – and teeth are a big part of this.

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