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  • Making Shoreleave Work: Things To Consider

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    Making Shoreleave Work: Things To Consider

    Shoreleave is considered one of the most time honoured and important aspects of being a seafarer. The ability to get away from the ship and pressures of work have been long considered untouchable but things are changing, and not for the better.

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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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    Seafarers Want Answers To Loneliness At Sea

    Seafarers are not the only group of people who suffer the effects of separation and solitude – but they are unique in the circumstances of being at sea, and of how hard it is to tackle the issue.

    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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    Facts and Fiction About Women Seafarers

    According to the obvious evidence of our own eyes, industry data and a report by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), it is still rare to find women workers at sea. However, thanks to work of innovative companies and organisations such as WISTA and the trades unions, more women are confronting prejudice and becoming valuable members of ships' crew. But what are the problems for women at sea, and what happens if romance breaks out?

    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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