• 21 great quotes for maritime trainers and students

    It would be ideal if every maritime training institution had a philosophy of education — a formulation of the whys and wherefores and the ultimate aim of preparing young people for a sea career and upgrading ship officers. But why bother creating some new doctrine? There is enough wisdom from the past to enlighten and inspire those who teach and […]

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  • A thumbs up for ‘Maritime Double Shots’

    This week Maritime CEO, the flagship of Singapore–based Asia Shipping Media (ASM), came out out with a review of my newly released e–book, Maritime Double Shots. It is the first public scrutiny of my entrée into the world of book publishing. To say that I was satisfied with the write–up would be a gross understatement. Total Share: 4111100

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Prejudice and bigotry in the maritime world

One would think that there would be less prejudice and bigotry in shipping than in other sectors because of its international character. After all, merchant mariners travel a great deal. So do many maritime executives. Exposed to different cultures, they should be more open-minded, more cosmopolitan. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Total Share: 8132200

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Labour Day tribute to housewives, not mariners

Today, the 1st of May, is Labour Day in many countries. I thought I would pay tribute to housewives instead of seamen and seawomen. Housewives are not considered part of the working class since they do not receive wages. The tools of their ‘trade’ (see ‘Household Utensils‘ above by the 18th-century Italian artist, Giovanni Battista Piranesi) are not as sophisticated […]

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