Crew Life Articles
Smoko is the name given to the breaks in the routine seafaring day – for the most part at 1000 and 1500. A half an hour chance for a brew, a sit down and to share your thoughts with others.
We recently looked at the issue of autonomous shipping and of how advances in technology could change shipping and seafaring. Since then we have lots of feedback on what could go right, but more importantly wrong! RECAP ON AUTONOMY
A new study by Yale University has identified potentially dangerous levels of depression, anxiety and suicide risk among the world’s seafarers. The survey of the state of seafarers’ mental health exposes risks and proposes actions that can be taken to
“Shore leave is dead. Never will it be seen again”. That was the stark assessment from seafarers sharing their views through the Happiness Index. With so many challenges for crew wanting to simply get some time ashore, we can see
Autonomous shipping will change shipping, seafaring, and heck the whole entire world. Well, that is the theory, so let’s catch up with what is happening so far in this brave new technological world. FACT OR FICTION With autonomous vessels not
The security situation in the Persian Gulf, particularly through the Strait of Hormuz is hogging all the headlines lately. Which can mean that piracy gets forgotten or side-lined in the maritime security debate. So, just what is happening with the
There is a problem at sea, and it will not go away. Every year seafarers are being killed by being in the wrong place, at the wrong time…and doing the wrong things. So how can we stop enclosed space deaths?
The clock is ticking, is shipping ready for the environmental impact of the biggest change to the industry since sail gave way to steam? With the IMO2020 sulphur cap fast approaching, what will it mean at sea? THE CAP IS
The question of mental health training and of wellness of seafarers has become quite the topic of discussion in shipping. Let’s try to understand what seafarers want and need to enjoy their life at sea, and how things can be
None payment of wages and the abandonment of seafarers are issues which still plagues the maritime industry. There are shipowners out there who ignore their responsibilities and simply leave seafarers adrift in impossible circumstances. Trapped far from home, and without