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USS Kidd crew board the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai to detain 15 suspected pirates who were holding a 13-member Iranian crew hostage. Credit: US Navy

Seafarers’ wages will soon be better protected in the event that they are taken hostage, on or off a...

Indian firefighters battle the blaze aboard Maersk Honam. Credit: Indian Coast Guard.

The two recent cargo fires on container ships Maersk Kensington, 6,188 teu, and Maersk Honam, 15,262 teu, in March have thrown stark light on the continuing risk fires pose to life, ca...

Google Glass credit Karlis Dambrans.jpg. Caption: Google glass uses augmented reality to overlay information over the top of your surroundings. Credit: Kārlis Dambrāns

Crews’ use of wearable, immersive augmented reality technology (WIAR), such as google glass, to improv...

The Sea Traffic Management project’s standard port call message format will allow for just in time arrival of ships at ports and swift berthing. Credit: SOUTHERN CROSS MARITIME

The EU-funded Sea Traffic Management (STM) project to exchange real-time data to ships, ports...

Caption: The Mission to Seafarers has found crew happiness dipped in 2017. Credit: Dietmar Hasenpusch.

The Mission to Seafarers has urged international shipping to take seafarer happiness more seriously as a success indicator and key factor in growth. It stressed that i...

Caption: Inmarsat set to provide GMDSS services via Fleet Broadband in 2018. Credit: Inmarsat

Inmarsat chief executive Rupert Pearce has said that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has rejected rival mobile satellite service provider Iridium’s bid to provide...

As more events are being held to discuss the importance of crew wellbeing, seafarers should find ways to lend their voice to the call for change too. Tanya Blake, editor, Safety at Sea.

There are still far too many instances of crew abandonment, poor working conditions...

Abduction risks are concern for crew in some areas of southeast Asia. Credit: US Navy

While much of the international community’s recent focus on piracy and other maritime security risks has centred on the African continent, such risks were prevalent in the southeast As...

Ensuring the wellbeing of crew brings business benefits, speakers told the Sailors’ Society Wellness at Sea conference on 16 March.

In his opening speech, Stuart Rivers, CEO of Sailors’ Society, said, “The result of not looking after crew is costly and will hit your bot...

The synthetic vision system developed by Airbus exploits modern screen technology. Credit: Airbus

As shipping makes its journey into digitisation and automation it is wise to look for inspiration and pitfalls from other sectors that are farther ahead on the path. Discus...

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Waking up to wellbeing

April 10, 2018

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