Free trade unions in the United Kingdom have launched a campaign whose goal is to bring the country into line with European standards for working hours.
According to the British Maritime Accident Investigation Service (MAS), fatigue and inadequate manning remain the main causes of maritime incidents. Continue reading
Sailors try not to talk about them among themselves, they are not mentioned in the offices of crewing companies, officially they seem to not exist. But they are! “They” are racial problems in the international crews of ships of the merchant-passenger fleet.
But is it worth it to bring to a wide audience a discussion of this socially sensitive topic? Probably worth it. Continue reading