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Kicking the can down the road

The issue of migration has become a political football in EU countries – many of whom are cutting down their own search-and-rescue efforts and preventing people rescued at sea from seeking refuge from entering their […]

A wake up call on mental health

During a ‘Wellness at Sea’ conference in March last year, held by the British Sailor’s Society, I was struck by the powerful presentations on the significance of the impact of mental health matters on shipboard […]

Assessing automation’s impact

Transportation is the backbone of our globalised economy and it has been undergoing significant transformation because of the 4th Industrial Revolution – a period characterised by the integration of artificial intelligence and higher degrees of […]

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Joining the data dots: cruise ship MOBs

The revelation that 284 people have fallen off cruise ships and 41 from larger ferries since 2000 has prompted a conversation on the industry’s safety practices.  From an average of 1.5 people that fall overboard […]

Prioritise crew wellness

The year 2018 was a special year for Sailors’ Society, as we celebrated 200 years of supporting seafarers and their families. Needless to say, everyday working conditions and provision of welfare for those at sea […]