The pandemic has led to increased stress, fear and anxiety. People are worried about their personal health as well as their beloved ones’ whereas uncertainty about an effective cure prevails. What is more, public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely while many struggle with their financial situation.
Intertanko highlights how important is for the ship management to lead by example; the ship management team oughts to treat crew with respect, praise good work and offer support if there are any skill gaps.
The discussion about the growth mindset remains a hot topic in efforts to explain what the advantages are and how a growth way of thinking helps you maneuver through the difficulties in life. Yet, although it sometimes is hard to push forward and not give up, having a growth mindset in your everyday life proves to be fruitful.
In a detailed guidance, AMSA highlights the importance of keeping both seafarers and the company informed about any fatigue hazards in day-to-day operations. In this context, open communication and feedback on reports about fatigue related events are vital in improving fatigue management onboard.
In efforts to raise awareness on the COVID-19 crisis, the World Health Organization provides tips on how to stay healthy, given that the virus is rapidly spreading in areas out of China.
As humans, we seek for comfort, which is also why it’s so hard to let it go. Our comfort zone is our natural, neutral state; a place where stress and anxiety are minimal, where we know what is coming next and can plan accordingly. While staying in our comfort zone can result in consistent, steady performance, stepping out of it can create the conditions for optimal performance.
The Novel Coronavirus outbreak has made headlines from late December when the first victim of the virus was reported in Wuhan, a city in China. Spreading rapidly, the virus is the top priority for the shipping industry with many key players following the tips issued by the World Health Organization on protection and safety.
Toothaches can cause such an intense pain that no one is easy to withstand for long time. Especially for seafarers on duty, severe toothache is difficult to be treated with the medication means included in the ship’s medical chest.
Mooring and unmooring operations hide a number of risks for those who get involved, many times leading to a fatal accident or a collision; Thus, it is of a great importance when conducting any mooring operation to follow specific steps to ensure the safety of all those conducting the operation.
Mooring is a key operation onboard, hindering many challenges for crew members involved. In particular, many accidents involving mooring equipment have reported in the last years, resulting to injuries and expensive claims.
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