Submitted by Nina Waaddegaard on Tue, 2013-04-30 14:02
Bo Jacobsen believes that will not be allowed in the public areas on vessels. It is only a matter of time.
What he is less certain about is whether introducing a ban is a good idea. In the shipping sector, the old myth of freedom of the seas is still alive and Bo Jacobsen draws a parallel with the howls of protest that arose when ISM was introduced.
Submitted by Nina Waaddegaard on Wed, 2013-01-02 14:10
If the Danish Maritime Occupational Health Service and other well-meaning organizations spent just as much time and energy on solving the problem of piracy as they do on getting us seamen to change lifestyle, I think being at sea would be safer and less stressful. A robust comment from a 60 year-old seaman who has been sailing for years and who is thoroughly tired of occupational health advice has now gone so far as to cover personal life styles. The 60 year-old wishes to remain anonymous but wants to start a debate on
Submitted by Nina Waaddegaard on Tue, 2012-11-13 14:56
Karen Asmussen, a process and nutrition consultant, was really surprised the first time she was aboard one of A.P.Møller-Maersk’s container vessels and saw the choice of food available to crew every day.
Then she understood better why obesity is such a problem for Danish seaman.
“They were catering for the most choosey seaman and it is almost impossible not to put on weight, in any case in the vessels where they serve hot meals twice a day. It takes great discipline to avoid putting on weight,” she thinks.
Submitted by Nina Waaddegaard on Mon, 2012-11-12 10:02
Being a smoker has become more difficult. It has almost become so difficult that you need help to find out how to smoke. At some workplaces, both ashore and at sea, smoking has even been banned outside – or if it is allowed somewhere, there are limits to how long you can be there.
Ideas and feelings about these trends are colourful to put it mildly but that is the reality faced by smokers.