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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 Feb 17, 2017
    Mind over matter

    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. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Feb 10, 2017
    Fatigue infographic

    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? Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Jun 21, 2016
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    For centuries seafaring has always been considered a tough, hard way to make a living. Away from home, living a life afloat, and with the attendant risk of drowning. It has been about rolling sleeves up and getting the job done. Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Apr 06, 2016

    As we have written before, it is not just ships which are getting bigger…seafarers are growing too! Studies have shown that offshore workers have ballooned in weight by 20% over the past 30 years’. Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Apr 06, 2016
    ship sinking

    Napoleon was strongly of the belief that an army marches on its stomach – and while nutrition is important in a war – it is just as important onboard ships.
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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Mar 08, 2016
    No more unhealthy food

    You are what you eat, apparently. Which can be very bad news if the food onboard is not up to scratch. What can you do if you are faced with too much fatty fried food? Is there a way to make your trip any healthier? Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Feb 02, 2016
    Stress

    The idea of stress at sea is all the vogue at the moment – but what is stress – is it always bad and how can you spot the warning signs and deal with it? Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Jan 04, 2016
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    Cleanliness is, as they say, next to godliness. Personal hygiene in any work place is important, but at hygiene at sea – well, it is critical. We look at the ways to stay shiny and happy, and of the ways in which you can become more popular and stay healthy too. Continue reading

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