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    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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    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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    Seafaring A-Z Alphabet - “H” is for…

    Health – Health, Wealth and Happiness – these are the three supposed pillars of a good life, and who could argue. Sadly it seems the issue of health at sea is something of a controversial issue of late. Despite the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) making life better for seafarers, the message isn’t always getting through when it comes to the health and wellbeing of those at sea.

    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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    What To Wear? (Seafarers' style)

    According to both Mark Twain and William Shakespeare, clothing “makes the man”. Here we look at what that means for seafarers – both in terms of what to wear onboard ship, but even more so ashore. So what do clothes, sneakers and hats say about today’s seafarers?

    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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