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    Posted by: Holly Savage on May 22, 2017
    Seafarer sleep

    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? Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on May 15, 2017
    Philippine 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. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on May 09, 2017
    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? Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on May 09, 2017
    Making 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 Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Mar 31, 2017
    Work place 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? Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Mar 24, 2017
    Teeth 2

    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. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Mar 17, 2017
    Fatigue

    Seafarers are constantly fighting the effects of fatigue. It may not be possible to grab more sleep, or to remove stress – so that makes it ever more important to take on the right fuel to help fight fatigue. So what are the good and foods and drinks? Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Mar 10, 2017

    The MARTHA study into seafarer fatigue has found that some Chinese seafarers are regularly working in excess of 100 hours per week. What does that mean in real terms for performance, for mental health and how can it be managed? Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Mar 03, 2017
    Health

    In our new series on life at sea, KVH looks at the issues which can make life better for seafarers, to improve performance and enhance professionalism. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Feb 24, 2017
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    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? Continue reading

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