Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Eight ways to reduce the strain of a seafaring life identified by the SIRC study 

*Shorter trips (preferably no longer than four months)
*Paid leave of a comparable length to sea time
*Continuous employment, rather than employment by voyage
*Training time to be added to leave period
*Opportunities for partners (and children where possible) to sail
*Improved access to cheaper communication
*Increased contact between seafarers’ partners and their employers
*Opportunities for seafarers’ families to make contact with each other while crew are at sea.


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