North Club

Crew changes: An overview

The North Club provides information concerning which countries enable crew changes and which not, providing updates. Thus, the table below includes the countries that facilitate crew changes. The issue of crew changes has been at the centre of attention lately, as port restrictions and the global lockdown have led to many seafarers being onboard vessels and having their contracts extended.

North Club, AoS give presents to seafarers during Christmas

North P&I Club and seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea have collaborated to spread the Christmas spirit to seafarers for a second year in a row, by handling over 67 Christmas shoeboxes to Paul Atkinson, AoS port chaplain for Blyth & Tyne.

SeaSense – Expert Thinking on Mental Health

This time, our special column, in association with The North of England P&I Club, sheds focus on mental health issues which in shipping industry relate to the nature of seafarers’ job, characterized not only by intensive work hours, but also by isolation, being away from family for too long, fatigue, and many others.

SeaSense – Expert Thinking on Fatigue

Our special column, in association with The North of England P&I Club, sheds focus on  fatigue which is considered as a significant contributory factor to many incidents in shipping industry and one of the major concerns for seafarers. Latest MARTHA Fatigue Report revealed that fatigue has safety and long-term physical and mental health implications and long tours of duty (over 6 months) may lead to increased sleepiness, loss of sleep quality, reduced motivation which could contribute to ‘near-misses’ and accidents onboard

Watch: The importance of right crew in operations

In this video, Colin Gillespie, Deputy Director (Loss Prevention), highlights the importance of attracting, recruiting and retaining the ‘right crew’. Employing the right crew is important to ensure safe operations. The right crew are those crew with the correct knowledge, experience and attitude when conducting an operation.

How to avoid dehydration onboard

As a basic guide, most people need about 1.5 to 2 litres of fluid each day, which is about 8 to 10 glasses. Except from water, hydration can be achieved also from other drinks, such as milk and fruit juice, and fruit and vegetables, such as cucumber, lettuce and tomatoes.

North Club, AoS give presents to seafarers for Christmas

North P&I Club and seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea spread an early Christmas joy to seafarers, as on December 5 they donated 59 Christmas shoeboxes which will be distributed to seafarers by AoS port chaplains and ship visitors over the festive period.

How to make chief mates into masters

North P&I Club advises shipowners on how to ensure a smooth and successful promotion of their chief mates to the all-important role of master. The Club notes that there is need for a structured approach to training and refers to the obvious basics, such as STCW, while sheds focus on mentoring, pastoral care and the Master’s SOLAS safety ‘trump card’.

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