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Many will say that life ain’t easy being a seafarer.   They often neglect the fact that it’s not easy being a seafarer’s significant other as well.   Love, understanding, support, patience and care are what the seafarers need from their spouse to keep them going at sea. Both parties must make an effort to keep their love and passion burning although ...

In our previous article we talked about importance of life insurance for seafarers. Life insurance policies are long term commitment thus seafarers have to make sure that they buy what they need and what they can afford.  Making sure the premiums are affordable is very important as you would not want your insurance policy to lapse or be terminated if ...

It is mandatory under Maritime Labor Convention (MLC 2006) that ship owners provide compulsory insurance to cover abandonment of seafarers as well as claims for death or long-term disability.  Although this will provide better protection for seafarers and their families it is still important that seafarers buy their own life insurance as after their contract expires the seafarer must have ...

Seafarers have to engage in strenuous physical work on board the ship so a pair of healthy lungs is vital as you wouldn’t want to be out of breath when you are working in the engine room.  We look at some simple tips you can adopt to keep your lungs performing optimally.   Breathe Deeply Deep breathing exercises can make ...

Seafarers are away at sea for long period of time and one of the most challenging aspects of life at sea is how to keep relationships with loved ones going strong while you are at sea. Loneliness is very real when you are working on board the ship.  While it is inevitable that separation from loved ones is part and ...

Seafaring is one of the world’s oldest professions, so it is understandable that in the event some inexplicable incidents happened, superstitions will play a somewhat major role in explaining the incidents’ occurrence. We’ve found some of the wackiest and most unbelievable superstitions of seafarers. 1)  No bananas on board! A peculiar superstition believed by some seafarers is bananas should not ...