seafarers


Seafarers in harm’s way

Why should seafarers be constantly put in harm’s way, from pirates, hostile officials in ports that nobody ought to visit, and now as collateral damage as the threat of war breaks out in the Middle East? The answer is, as it has always been, that they have no choice in these matters and have to go where their ship takes them, or lose their jobs. Read More

An alternative – Ship management from Bangkok with full Thai crew

When it comes to Asia and ship management the cities of Hong Kong or Singapore are most likely to spring to mind, not Bangkok. However, the Thai capital is home to Highland Maritime, which since 2010 has been growing itself a nice little business of technical management and full Thai crew.

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The lonely seafarer

You are the boatswain of a large containership, operating in long-haul routes. You are contracted to a nine-month tour of duty, from which you know there can be no relief. Your fellow ratings are similarly contracted, although the ship’s officers will be relieved every four months.

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