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Viewpoint: Biting the hands that feed us

Is there anything that will make the bulk of the population think more benevolently about the ships upon which they must depend to keep the lights on and their stomachs filled?

International Environment

Viewpoint: Another great depression

Should we be surprised by increased mental illness afloat and a rise in seafarer suicides, considering the way we expect crews to live these days? 

International Crewing

Viewpoint: Too much expectation

The explosion in ship sizes has led to people having to take a lot of risks in waters never designed for such giants

International Mediterranean Shipping Co

Viewpoint: Making connections

There are lessons to be learnt about the power of wind and tide to render even big modern ships helpless

Smells, bells and noisy ships

You may think people who choose to live near ports would have realised that they might be close to ships. But that does not stop them complaining about the very same activity that contributes so much to the quality of their lives

International North America

Send for an apprentice

There are huge numbers of marine industry careers that ought to be started as a part of an apprenticeship process

International Crewing
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