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    Posted by: Connor O'Donnell on Nov 06, 2019

    “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

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    Posted by: Connor O'Donnell on Oct 22, 2019

    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

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    Posted by: Connor O'Donnell on Sep 30, 2019

    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

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    Posted by: Connor O'Donnell on Aug 20, 2019

    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?

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    Posted by: Connor O'Donnell on Aug 15, 2019

    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

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    Posted by: Connor O'Donnell on Jul 12, 2019

    The question of mental health training and of wellness of seafarers has become quite the topic of discussion lately. Let’s try to understand what seafarers want and need to enjoy their life at sea, and how things can be improved.

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    Posted by: Connor O'Donnell on Jun 12, 2019

    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

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    Posted by: Connor O'Donnell on May 30, 2019

    Put very simply, there are too few women working in the maritime industry. It is time that changed, and a number of new initiatives are looking to attract women into the amazing roles that exist at sea and ashore. EQUALITY

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    Posted by: Connor O'Donnell on Dec 12, 2018

    With KVH Videotel’s free training resource on for mental health and wellbeing, you can learn all about how to look after yourself at sea. We look at the video, to explain how it can help – and also remind you

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    Posted by: Connor O'Donnell on Nov 27, 2018

    Looking after yourself at sea is only part of the issue. There is, after all, only so much that you can do. There needs to be real support from ashore to ensure that the steps covered above can be delivered

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