Rajeeve Kaushik, an experienced maritime professional and a self-taught financial planning expert, takes seafarers through the journey of financial planning, providing age specific investment and saving plans along with some very helpful golden nuggets. Seafarers, as a group, are quite disconnected from the world which creates a void of knowledge regarding requirements of family and life ashore, along…
Civilisations are known to have developed around water bodies so as to sustain the continuous water requirement. However there are some civilisations that have emerged not near water but on its surface. We bring to you 10 such civilizations or floating villages that are famous around the world.
There are several maritime issues that needs attention in the year 2014. Here are the top five problems for which seafarers want solutions at the earliest.
Lack of employer’s support in taking care of his future and retirement needs leaves a large gap in seafarer’s requirements despite the handsome salary that he is assumed to earn. This calls for sound financial planning, which is often neglected by seafarers.
Working at sea is not an easy task and sometimes seafarers can find themselves mentally and emotionally stressed out. Learn some important ways to beat stress and stay motivated at sea in this article.
Cricket is one game which is not only fun to play but also inculcates team spirit among its players. When cricket is played on ship, it becomes a unique experience that needs to be shared. In this article, Dr. Kavita shares an experience in which her husband organized a cricket match on board ship.
Dr. Kavita K. Roy wife of a Merchant Naval Officer and an entomologist by profession shares her experiences of the time she spent on board a VLCC with her husband. Also mentions 10 ways in which mariners’ wives can pass time on board ship in a productive manner.
The facility of internet on ship has increased the lifestyle of seafarers working on ships to a great extent. The article explains how this transition has helped both seafarers and shipping companies.
Disputes arising out of accidents and operational mishaps are a common sight on board ships. Eigh Chuahu Tiu from Philippines explains how untoward arguments and problems can be curtailed by following a “No Blame Policy” on ships.