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    Posted by: Holly Savage on May 15, 2017
    Philippine Seafarers

    The Philippines’ House of Representatives committee on overseas workers has approved a new “Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers” designed to ensure working and living conditions that are consistent with Philippine law and international maritime conventions. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on May 09, 2017
    Making Friends at sea

    There have been some very sad stories lately of seafarers being beaten, and of relationships breaking down at sea. There can be a pressure cooker atmosphere on some ships. So what can seafarers do to build relationships and make life at sea one of friendship and camaraderie? Let’s look at the 12 steps to making good things happen Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Mar 31, 2017
    Work place Boredom

    There are many criticisms that seafaring is not as exciting as it used to be. Given that it may have involved historically involved keel hauling that may not be a bad thing. But how can work be more fun and battle back against boredom? Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Mar 03, 2017
    Health

    In our new series on life at sea, KVH looks at the issues which can make life better for seafarers, to improve performance and enhance professionalism. Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Feb 24, 2017
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    Sadly it seems that all too often, seafarers are subjected to bullying or aggravation at work. There can be nowhere to hide if the atmosphere onboard turns nasty, and so the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) is set to include steps to act against harassment. What can you do if relationships breakdown? Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Jun 21, 2016
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    The issue of social cohesion onboard is a problem so big that it was mentioned twice in our “seafarers want…” round up. Seafarers stressed that not only do they want to feel part of a shipboard team, with camaraderie, friendships and interaction – they want to be given the tools to bring people together. Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Apr 29, 2016

    Maritime professionals is a term which is often banded around, and of course seafarers are just that: skilled, knowledgeable and experienced practitioners who just so happen to work at sea. Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Apr 29, 2016

    As with so many of the wants and needs of seafarers, it doesn’t seem too much to ask in this technological age, but crews want to be in contact with home as regularly and affordably as possible.
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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Mar 08, 2016
    Travel

    It has long been considered that travel broadens the mind – so what better a life than that of a seafarer. Your home, life and workplace afloat and travelling as you work, rest and play. What about today though? Is seafaring still a way to see the world and explore, and can it bring self-actualisation and fulfilment? Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Jan 29, 2016
    Respect

    In our feature on the ways on which seafarers measure success we looked at the ways in which people view others. The snapshot decisions they make as to how successful or important someone is. So how do people view the value of seafarers today? Continue reading

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