Building Resilience: How to develop a fatigue reporting culture

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.

Watch: How to achieve mental resilience onboard

A new film “Coronavirus – Mental Resilience On Board”, identifies some of the threats for those onboard; and focuses on how to combat stress to maintain a good and positive mental state by including details of skills and coping strategies to help.  

Resilience lessons from Stoicism

Capt Ioannis Kapageridis TMS TANKERS LTD explores ways that can assist to boost the wellbeing of modern seafarer in order to cope with efficiently on any adversity presented  on the dynamic environment onboard a ship.

Understanding Fatigue: Making a healthy lifestyle part of our day-to-day lives

To enjoy a good quality of life, we must ensure that we are healthy and strong. Health is wealth; when we prefer making healthy choices, these become habits and part of our daily life and in turn, the benefits are many. A healthy lifestyle can make a big difference and therefore, putting physical fitness and a healthy diet on top is vital.

Year in Review: Top shipping stories to remember from 2019

If we had to choose one – or maybe two – words to describe 2019 for the shipping industry, these would be: human-focused. Despite the fact that 2020 sulphur cap was on everyone’s mind this year, we saw many significant developments in key human areas. From mental health issues, to women in shipping and safety culture, the industry seems to be putting its people first, trying to boost equality and – most importantly – safety.

First SAFETY4SEA Manila Forum focuses on key shipping workforce challenges

The inaugural SAFETY4SEA Manila Forum was successfully concluded on Tuesday 12th of November 2019 at New World Manila Bay Hotel, Philippines, attracting 350 delegates from 120 organizations. Discussions varied among key challenges affecting the industry, with a special focus on the hot issue of attracting new generations and diversified talents in the maritime industry which is struggling to cope with the reforms brought by accelerating technology and remain productive and efficient.

Building Resilience: Making connections

Good relationships with close family members, friends or others are important. Accepting help and support from those who care about you and will listen to you strengthens resilience. Some people find that being active in civic groups, faith-based organizations or other local groups provides social support and can help with reclaiming hope. Assisting others in their time of need also can benefit the helper.

Building Resilience: Maintaining a hopeful outlook

Many people find it easier to focus on what it is wrong in their life instead of envisaging a better future. This is because problems are real, causing an unpleasant situation; however maintaining an optimistic outlook enables everyone to expect that good days are coming.

Building Resilience: Dealing with a crisis

A crisis is considered as the best resilience training; many people who face an unfortunate event, cannot even believe how strong they really are. Their power and a high level of perceived self-efficacy are brought to light when a crisis comes along.


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