Ian Teare and Chris Grieveson

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Communication and the Need for Seaworthiness

By Ian Teare and Chris Grieveson 2017-06-23 00:14:27

As internet packages for shipboard use become cheaper, it becomes easier to give seafarers the ability to remain in touch with their families on all manner of social media and online voice communications. While this obviously solves the age-old problem of seafarer-family contact, it has also a double-edged dilemma around crew wellness and seaworthiness.  Much has been recently written about access to online communications and entertainment resulting in individual crew members spending more time in his or her cabin, alone,...

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