Working at sea can mean many things, being away from home, and the pressures of working hard. However, there is also the issue of sleep patterns and watchkeeping. What effect does watchkeeping have on the body and mind? NORMAL HOURS
The mental health and wellbeing of seafarers are very much coming into focus as a shipping industry concern. A massively important part of this is the issue of community and camaraderie onboard. We look at why this is important and
Since the drying out of most ships, and the fact that smoking is now also frowned upon, it seems that many younger seafarers are turning to energy drinks for stimulation. Does chugging these down come with hidden effects at sea?
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