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Viewpoint: Importance of mental health

It is not unreasonable to suggest that the facility of the internet, which may connect the seafarer with loved ones on shore, may also magnify the sense of helplessness at being unable to assist in solving problems thousands of miles away

Viewpoint Crewing

Viewpoint: Keeping abreast of maritime training standards

This would be a very good time to look again at STCW to examine its structural validity

International Crewing

We shall remember them

In the 100 years since the signing of the Armistice, many accounts have come down of life in the trenches, but there is no similar wealth of information about what life was like in merchant ships at sea. Yet some 14,600 British merchant seafarers and fishermen died during the dreadful four years that ended on November 11, 1918
Europe United Kingdom

Viewpoint: Time of arrival

Shipping cannot be tamed into precise port arrival times when it is at the mercy of the elements

Viewpoint Environment

Viewpoint: Carrying the can

The introduction of new rules on bunker fuels requires sensitive handling, with due note of practical considerations

International IMO

Viewpoint: Scrubbing up nicely

BIMCO, along with paint and coating manufacturers, ship operators and companies engaged in hull cleaning hope that by the autumn of 2019 a standard for the underwater cleaning of ships’ hulls that is safe, efficient and environmentally sustainable will be in place

International Ship repair
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