Life at sea is not as easy as it seems. No one knows this better than the seafarers. Staying away from family for months together and working in hostile environment conditions, seafarers know that they are in a profession which can be difficult at times.
It’s not easy to beat stress and stay motivated at sea especially if your mind is somewhere else. Dealing with personal and family problems at sea, away from loved ones is even more difficult in spite of the latest advancements of internet technology at the sea.
Moreover, people have several myths about seafarer’s lives. Fighting pirates, a girl in every harbor – those are the tales of adventure and romance that are associated with seafarers. But the real challenges seafarers face are something not many are aware of.
Take a look at these informative videos by Life Link, which provide a glimpse into the challenging lives of seafarers.
Note : Kindly note that by no means we are trying to say that a career in maritime industry is not worth the efforts. In fact, we feel that a career in merchant navy is the best opportunity one can get.
Jeroen, Alamgir and Paul work on ships. It’s hard work and long hours with little pay. The romance of the sea is lost on them. Each of the young men has a job that’s taking its toll.
What do you think about the life at sea or your experiences away from the shore? Let’s know in the comments below.
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