Guidelines to shipping companies on Mental Health awareness

Originally posted on Maritime Cyprus:
(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Nautilus, the RMT union and the UK Chamber of Shipping have jointly agreed new guidelines to help shipping companies to develop policies for the mental wellbeing of their seafarers. The advice come at a time of increasing awareness of the importance of wellbeing and growing concerns about evidence suggesting that the…

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Flashback in maritime history – MS Prinsendam fire – sinking 4 October 1980

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The cruise ship Prinsendam was built in 1973 for Holland America Line. It was somewhat smaller than average size for its day, carrying about 350 passengers and 200 crew. Just after midnight on 4 October 1980, a fire broke out in the engineroom as the ship was transiting the Gulf of Alaska. Shortly thereafter, the master sent…

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