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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Oct 17, 2017

    According to new data from maritime charities, the issue of seafarer suicide is becoming ever more important at sea. In fact, there is evidence that mariners taking their own lives is the number one killer at sea. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on May 22, 2017

    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 Mar 24, 2017

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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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