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    Seafarers Want Shore Leave And Good Facilities

    It was Baloo the bear, singing in the Jungle Book who perhaps best captured the spirit of shore leave for seafarers. It is indeed one of life’s simple bare necessities. A chance for crew to forget about their worries and their strife.

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    Don't let the bullies win...tips to dealing with aggression

    Don't let the bullies win...tips to dealing with aggression

    Sadly it seems that all too often, seafarers are subjected to bullying or aggravation at work. There can be nowhere to hide if the atmosphere onboard turns nasty, and so the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) is set to include steps to act against harassment. What can you do if relationships breakdown?

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    Mind over Maritime Matters - Crewtoo

    Mind over Maritime Matters - Crewtoo

    There are all kinds of shipping industry initiatives which try to make life at sea better. There are those which focus on seafarer happiness, there is “wellness at sea” and all kinds of other attempts to make the lot of crew better. A new trend taking hold though, and it could just change the way people live, work and exist onboard ships…welcome to maritime mindfulness.

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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?

    The Vital Steps to Fighting Fatigue

    The Vital Steps to Fighting Fatigue

    Fatigue at sea is one problem that seemingly will just not go away. How does fatigue work and what does it mean to performance and safety. What about chugging down on energy drinks? Does that work?

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    Shipping in Numbers

    Shipping in Numbers

    Shipping is a global, giant of an industry – but how big and what are the numbers that can really tell us more of what is going on, where, when and how? Let’s look at the data…

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

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

    Z-Drive - A Z-drive is a type of marine propulsion unit and is in essence an azimuth thruster. The pod can rotate 360 degrees allowing for rapid changes in thrust direction and thus vessel direction.

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    How To Achieve Health And Well-being If You Are A Seafarer

    Seafaring is a profession which perhaps demands more than most others – it can play havoc with the mind, body and soul.

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

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

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