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    Posted by: Connor O'Donnell on Sep 30, 2019

    The security situation in the Persian Gulf, particularly through the Strait of Hormuz is hogging all the headlines lately. Which can mean that piracy gets forgotten or side-lined in the maritime security debate. So, just what is happening with the

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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 Aug 15, 2019

    The clock is ticking, is shipping ready for the environmental impact of the biggest change to the industry since sail gave way to steam? With the IMO2020 sulphur cap fast approaching, what will it mean at sea? THE CAP IS

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    Posted by: Connor O'Donnell on Jun 12, 2019

    None payment of wages and the abandonment of seafarers are issues which still plagues the maritime industry. There are shipowners out there who ignore their responsibilities and simply leave seafarers adrift in impossible circumstances. Trapped far from home, and without

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Jun 21, 2016

    Much is made in the modern workplace about the importance of relationships at work. The new offices of Apple and Google are both built with both business, but also people at the core. Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Apr 29, 2016

    Training is vitally important for seafarers – at all levels it affects the standards of safety, operations and effectiveness of crew. Training is both a pivotal and emotive issue for seafarers – it is also extremely complex. Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Apr 29, 2016

    It used to be that ships hoving into sight of port were abuzz with excitement. Those who had been to the port before would tell tales of what to look forward too, this restaurant, these shops, those friendly locals…etc… Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Apr 06, 2016

    The issue of criminalisation of seafarers is a serious, difficult and complex issue. When bad things happen at sea it can have a major impact ashore – and when the courts get involved, there can be a negative view of the seafarers involved. Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Mar 08, 2016

    When it comes to safety, shipping is very heavily regulated indeed. But it is one thing having rules and systems, are they being applied and checked well enough? What happens if seafarers try to speak out and raise concerns? Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Feb 02, 2016

    Shipping loves terminology – especially when it comes to things going wrong. With our accidents, incidents, misses and learning opportunities, there are so many ways of talking about bad things. But do we really understand how bad luck, foolishness, arrogance, stupidity, bad design, or other variables affect us? Continue reading

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