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With heavy workloads to deal with, maintaining one’s health and fitness can be a challenge Studies revealed that offshore workers’ weight ballooned regularly by 20 per cent over the past 30 years. Another study showed up to 75 per cent of Danish seafarers are overweight. Data from ship managers suggests that as many as 10 per cent of Filipino seafarers ...

Seafarers face a myriad of challenges taking shore leave Singapore authorities’ denied entry for incoming seafarers from China in February 2021 due to COVID-19. Other countries started to impose similar regulations, gradually normalising seafarers unable to come ashore. The real list of reasons Time Stephen Miller, The Mission to Seafarer’ regional director of East Asia pointed out: “The biggest issue ...

Obesity and overweight can be addressed with the right diet and lifestyle choices Overweight and obesity are the body’s abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that poses health risks. It is a condition that develops gradually due to poor diet and lifestyle choices. Body mass index (BMI) is the most common mean to classify overweight and obesity in adults. BMI is ...

As digitalisation becomes essential in maritime, technology elevates to a more abstract level – smart ship versus digital twin. Many shipping companies are incorporating technology into their processes. Jargons such as “Smart Ships” and “Digital Twins” are often confused. How can shipping companies tell both apart and adopt the correct medium for their operations? What is the difference? In short, ...

Equally important as hard skills, soft skills can still be learnt despite being personality-centred Soft skills are essentially people skills involving your dealings with colleagues onboard or on shore. Being heavily certified in hard skills like in technology or technical-based competencies is not enough if you want to be in leadership, or just plain effective. Instead, having both makes a ...

Steering powerful vessels pushing, towing ship and barges at seas at port areas require specialised skills It may look like a game of bumper cars in water, but the role of a tugboat captain involves the art of piloting small vessels that help larger crafts get into tight spaces whose engines cannot run on full power. A tugboat captain also ...