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    Seafarers Want Action Against Criminalisation

    The issue of criminalisation of seafarers is a serious, difficult and complex issue. When bad things happen at sea it can have a major impact ashore – and when the courts get involved, there can be a negative view of the seafarers involved.

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    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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    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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    Social Media Guide For Seafarers: Sail And Share It Right

    In the old days people did silly things…very silly things indeed. Drinking, partying, all manner of shenanigans – but because photos took an age to develop, because letters can only be sent to one person at a time, all these exploits often went unnoticed and forgotten.

    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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    Seafarers Want Work To Be Less Stressful

    Seafarers Want Work To Be Less Stressful

    For centuries seafaring has always been considered a tough, hard way to make a living. Away from home, living a life afloat, and with the attendant risk of drowning. It has been about rolling sleeves up and getting the job done.

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    Seafarers Want To Be Part Of A Shipboard Team

    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.

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    What Is Stopping Seafarer Welfare Reform?

    The welfare of seafarers is a big issue – and even with the advent of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) the burden rests on charities. What does that mean for seafarers, and if charity begins at home how can it work for people on the move?

    Seafarers Want Better Social Unity Onboard

    Seafarers Want Better Social Unity Onboard

    The issue of social cohesion onboard is a problem so big that it was mentioned twice in our “seafarers want…” round up. Seafarers stressed that not only do they want to feel part of a shipboard team, with camaraderie, friendships and interaction – they want to be given the tools to bring people together.

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