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STARTING A MERCHANT NAVY CADETSHIP THIS SEPTEMBER?

STARTING A MERCHANT NAVY CADETSHIP THIS SEPTEMBER?

This time of year hundreds of you will be packing bags and leaving home for one of the country’s many nautical colleges to start a Merchant Navy cadetship. If you’re one of them, read on for our guide to successfully getting started on your journey to the OOW ticket.

First things first, you know nothing. You may have grown up around boats, been on a sailing team, been a sea cadet, worked on yachts, or have friends or family who’ve been to...

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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH IN SEAFARING

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH IN SEAFARING

Mental health issues and crew suicide are on the rise, this week Tanya Blake, Editor of IHS Safety at Sea Magazine asks 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 and other issues that could affect mental health). The World Health Organization (WHO) points out that...

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RESULTS DAY IS COMING, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KN

RESULTS DAY IS COMING, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KN

The GCSE and A-level results days are just around the corner. Two years of hard work have gotten you to this point, and we hope you achieve what you set out to. It can be an unsettling time, particularly if further study or employment depends on your results, but don’t panic, we’re here to advise you on the next steps whatever the results may be! Before the big day comes though, take a look through our guide detailing what you need to know:

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CONTEMPLATING COMING ASHORE? THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED

CONTEMPLATING COMING ASHORE? THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED

This week Phil Parry, Chairman of global maritime HR and recruitment consultancy Spinnaker Global, gives his view on what seafarers need to know when they’re thinking of making a move ashore.

In the last 20 years since setting up Spinnaker Global as a shore-side recruitment specialist and HR consultancy, I’ve been asked this question hundreds of times and given probably just as many different answers.  Everyone is different, but there are...

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SIX WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP AT SEA

SIX WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP AT SEA

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 operational requirements of the ship can make a long sleep hard to come by. Throw a distance learning qualification into the mix and it becomes even more important to properly manage your sleep. We’ve outlined five practical steps to help you make the most of your rest hours...

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