Community at Sea
Camaraderie and #community are essential for making the most of your time working away at sea. Here are some #tips and ways to build a better life onboard…
English is the most widely spoken language in the world, if you count both native and non-native speakers. Therefore it makes sense that it is the official language of the maritime industry. If everyone is speaking the same language and using the same terminology it makes sense that communication will be clearer.
COVID-19 still continues to affect individuals, families, employees, students, large and small businesses, charities, and so many other areas. This is why the 2021 Day of the Seafarer campaign is still calling for governments to show their support for seafarers, but in addition to this the IMO is also broadening their message by asking for a Fair Future for Seafarers.
What is the meaning behind the Day of the Seafarer? The point of the Day of the Seafarer is to pay respect to seamen and women and to recognize the huge contribution they make to the global economy and international trade. And as we all know, this often comes at a personal cost to the seafarers themselves, as well as their families and loved ones ashore.
Just in case you somehow missed it, June the 25th is the Day of the Seafarer as organized by the IMO. The campaign is now in its eleventh year and as you also most likely know, each year the campaign has had a different theme, with this year’s theme being a “Fair Future for Seafarers”.
As a #seafarer, a huge part of ensuring your time spent on board isn’t damaging your #mentalhealth is making the most of the sense of #camaraderie that comes with spending so much time with a small group of people. Having time alone to relax and catch up with loved ones via #socialmedia is crucial, but the power of a #community spirit can’t be overstated.
What have #IMO chosen to focus on this year? It may not come as a huge surprise, considering the situation that we've almost all found ourselves dealing with thus far in 2020, namely the global #COVID-19 #pandemic. In recognition of these demanding times, the worries that the #maritime industry is facing, and of course, in particular the challenges that our #seafarers are dealing with, the theme this year is Seafarers are Key Workers. #SeafarersAreKeyWorkers #HeroesAtSea #DayOfTheSeafarer
There can’t be many people that truly enjoy negativity. It’s stressful, it can bring you down, and when you’re working in seafarer jobs, it can also have a real adverse affect on your ability to safely and efficiently perform your tasks. #seafarers #community #maritime #sailors #mariners #merchantnavy #careers #sea #jobs #wellness #wellbeing #martide #negativity #coping
Your job is a huge part of who you are and what you do. And you may have a deep bond with other crew members onboard who understand the lifestyle you’ve chosen far better than even your best friends on land can. #seafarers #community #maritime #sailors #mariners #merchantnavy #careers #sea #jobs #wellness #wellbeing #martide