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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 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 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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    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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