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Mindfulness – What’s It All About?

Perhaps we should start by defining the term mindfulness. According to the publication “Mindful: healthy mind, healthy living”, mindfulness is: “…the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.” Put …

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Empowering Interior Crew

Do you think we ask too much from our Interior Crew? I do.   Right or wrong, our industry generally expects them to be young, fit, attractive, personable and great with guest service. As if that weren’t enough, we also task them with taking care of fragile luxury surfaces that …

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Green Horn Corner

  When asked to write a column geared towards helping green crew, I thought the best way to start was to mention the top 10 things that green crew do, that cause them a bad name or difficulty in the industry. It logically makes sense to avoid these traits, in …

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Impact Crew: Bullying & Harassment

Amendments to the MLC 2006 convention aimed to better protect seafarers against harassment on board will come into force by December 2018. Under the new guidance, harassment includes ‘“any inappropriate and unwelcome conduct” that, whether intentionally or not, creates feelings of unease, humiliation, embarrassment or discomfort for the recipient.’ Bullying …

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PYA: Sexual Harassment in Yachting

As part of its members’ assistance service, the PYA has seen a marked increase in the number of incidents of sexual harassment reported by crew members.   In light of the recent global #metoo movement which highlighted the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, the PYA would like to …

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Start Yachting

As we bid adieu to winter and welcome the spring, it’s time to start planning our enjoyment of the water. Whilst we all can benefit from the beautiful areas in which we live, some of us are lucky to consider the water as part of our everyday lives, yet there …

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