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Mental health issues and crew suicide are on the rise – so what can we do as an industry to help?

Life at sea is known for its harsh conditions - both physically (where crew must brave storms and malfunctioning equipment) and mentally (where they must battle isolation a...

The Marine Society gives its top tips to reduce your risk of fatigue and improve your safety on board

No one would ever argue that sleep is incredibly important, and fatigue at sea is a huge issue. Watch patterns which mean you’re up at strange hours coupled with the op...

August 14, 2017

There were six incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia during January, ReCAAP says. Credit: ReCAAP

Seafarers have been warned vessels to avoid the Sulu and Celebes seas if possible, following the execution of three Vietnamese seafarers in July.

The warning was i...

Safepec will utilise sensor data on ships to provide early warnings of areas where maintenance will be needed. Credit: Shutterstock

An European Union-funded project, dubbed Safepec, is entering the final stages of development of its online tool to provide advice on when...

There were six incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia during January, ReCAAP says. Credit: ReCAAP

The International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP Maritime) have signed a mem...

August 14, 2017

NIMASA patrol boat at sea for Maritime Law Enforcement. Credit: NIMASA

The director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has said the success of a new programme initiated by the country’s government to crack down on maritime crime w...

Training for mass rescues.jpg. Caption: Training exercise for mass rescue operations Credit: IMRF

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) held its first three-day maritime mass rescue operations course at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Swed...

The LPG carrier Gaz Providence came under attack in February: Credit: Geir Vinnes

Nigerian security forces have begun the hunt for five crew members of a Panama flagged general cargo vessel who were kidnapped by pirates on Wednesday 30 July.

Reports have emerged that the...

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