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    Posted by: Connor O'Donnell on Oct 15, 2018

    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

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    Posted by: Connor O'Donnell on Aug 20, 2018
    Community

    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

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    Posted by: Connor O'Donnell on Aug 17, 2018
    Energy Drinks

    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?

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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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