life onboard

Seafarer Stories: Capt. Panagiotis Batavanis, Master

Our ‘Seafarer Stories’ column hosts seafarers’ views who present briefly the key challenges of life and work onboard, providing a picture of what a career at sea actually means. In this context, we are happy to host an interview with Capt. Panagiotis Batavanis, the Master of M/T Cap Leon , who highlights that the safety of human life is the most important thing in any case and especially on board.

Seafarer Stories: Capt. Efstathios Katsiropoulos, Master Class B

Our ‘Seafarer Stories’ column hosts seafarers’ views who present briefly the key challenges of life and work onboard, providing a picture of what a career at sea actually means. In this context, we are happy to host an interview with Capt. Efstathios Katsiropoulos who for the last five years, he has been working as port captain at a well known  Greek company.

Seafarer Stories: Eleni Lykofridi, Chief Officer

Our ‘Seafarer Stories’ column hosts seafarers’ views who present briefly the key challenges of life and work onboard, providing a picture of what a career at sea actually means. In this context, we are happy to host an interview with Mrs. Eleni Lykofridi who works as a Chief Officer on an oil tanker company and admits that her biggest challenge so far is to be able to cope with a male-dominated profession as a woman. 

Building Resilience: Seafarers need to be energized and feel vitality

Seafarers, like all human beings, need three things: recognition, stimulation and certainty, argues INTERTANKO in its second edition of ’’Crew Welfare Management and Mental Wellness’’. In this article, we explain ways to address seafarers’ need for stimulation.

Warning signs of heat stress

When the body is unable to regulate its core temperature, it may be sign of heat stress, a potentially dangerous condition that includes heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat stroke. In essence, the body gets under stress from overheating; the symptoms can range from profuse sweating to dizziness, cessation of sweating, and collapse.

Seafarer Stories: Deyan Nedelchev, Chief Officer

Our ‘Seafarer Stories’ column hosts seafarers’ views who present briefly the key challenges of life and work onboard, providing a picture of what a career at sea actually means. In this context, we are happy to host an interview with Mr. Deyan Nedelchev who is Chief Officer on a crude oil tanker and the last four years he is working with Euronav.

HRAS: The safety of cadets from physical abuse has to be a priority

Human Rights At Sea (HRAS) received a report by an engine cadet who got seriously assaulted by a senior crew member. Following this incident, HRAS shares the key issues surrounding this kind of incidents and highlights that “employers have a direct legal and contractual responsibility to protect employees.”

Five seafarers remain stranded off UAE for four years

Five seafarers have been abandoned off the coast of Umm Al Quwain, in the United Arab Emirates, while also they haven’t received their wages for 32 months and are unable to go ashore for not having the right documents.

Seafarer Stories: Capt.James Foong, Master Mariner

Our ‘Seafarer Stories’ column hosts seafarers’ views who present briefly the key challenges of life and work onboard, providing a picture of what a career at sea actually means. In this context, we are happy to host an interview with Captain James Foong, a 33 years old Malaysian Master Mariner with 15 years of sailing experience.

maritime events