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Greenhorn Corner With Calibre Crew

Hello happy hunters! As we fully kick the season off, we see more and more green crew excitedly getting their first jobs. Celebratory beers down the pub, packing your bags and moving onboard, you’ve stepped up into the working world. This is what it’s all about. Salary to be paid, …

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The Yacht Rating Certificate

As part of their safe manning requirements, some yachts (usually over 200 GT) require certain crew to have a minimum certification level of Yacht Rating Certificate (YRC). Even if you don’t need a Yacht Rating Certificate for your current yacht, it is worth your while getting one. Often yachts ask …

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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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