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    Top 10 Tips for Maritime Security: Safety and Protection at Sea

    Piracy has seen a resurgence in the last decade, and now lurk in waters from the Atlantic to the West Pacific. According to the International Maritime Bureau 2014 Piracy Report: Oil tankers and bulk carriers are the most at risk to be attacked: They are easy to board, slow moving vessels that often carry valuable cargo.

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    Ghost Ships (seafarers' stories)

    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?

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    What Drives Seafarers to Succeed? (seafarer's life)

    What Drives Seafarers to Succeed? (seafarer's life)

    What drives people to succeed? It’s an interesting concept – is it an aggressive pursuit of money and status, or is it more to do with providing for families. We thought it was important to look at what are the realities which drive seafarers on.

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    How To Avoid And Treat Fish Poisoning (Seafarers' Pain)

    One of the more popular pastimes for many seafarers is fishing. It seems no sooner has the anchor grabbed the bottom, then the lines and hooks are thrown over the side and the angling begins. However, it seems that sometimes there are serious safety concerns to consider.

    How to Wrestle Stress At Sea (seafarer's life)

    How to Wrestle Stress At Sea (seafarer's life)

    The idea of stress at sea is all the vogue at the moment – but what is stress – is it always bad and how can you spot the warning signs and deal with it?

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    A New Look At What Causes Accidents At Sea?

    A New Look At What Causes Accidents At Sea?

    Shipping loves terminology – especially when it comes to things going wrong. With our accidents, incidents, misses and learning opportunities, there are so many ways of talking about bad things. But do we really understand how bad luck, foolishness, arrogance, stupidity, bad design, or other variables affect us?

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    How Does the World See Seafarers?

    How Does the World See Seafarers?

    In our feature on the ways on which seafarers measure success we looked at the ways in which people view others. The snapshot decisions they make as to how successful or important someone is. So how do people view the value of seafarers today?

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    Does Technology Impact Our Professionalism?

    The growth of technology on board ships has made incredible things possible. Leaps forward such as satellite navigation and dynamic positioning have delivered amazing benefits. But at what cost? Has technology diminished the art of seafaring and undermined what it means to be a seafarer?

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

    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...

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