Media engagement and impact 


'Design issues make seafarers fearful of LSAs', IHS Safety at Sea, March 2018, p7.

'Connectivity: A Reason for Seafarers to Disconnect?', The Future of Crewing - Shipping's Challenges and Opportunities, An Industry Review Paper, KNect 365 Maritime, 29 January 2018.

'Serious' design issues leave seafarers fearful of using livesaving equipment', Safety at Sea Awards, 5 January 2018.

'Serious' design issues leave seafarers fearful of using livesaving equipment', Fairplay, 4 January 2018.

'Outlook 2018', Safety at Sea Awards, 5 January 2018.

'Seafarer Wellness and How to Improve it' K.Nect365 Maritime, 3 January 2018.

'Is there an issue with vanishing trust at sea?', Seaways, January 2018, p34 ('Vanishing trust at sea?', Seaways, November 2017, pp14-15).

'Mandatory shipboard equipment: help or hindrance?', Seaways, January 2018, pp6-7. 

'Welfare milestones of 2017', IHS Safety at Sea, January 2018, p23.


'Outlook 2018', Fairplay, 29 December 2017. 

'Mental Health Aboard Merchant Vessels Prompts Self Help Information for Crews', Handy Shipping Guide, 28 November 2017.

'Psychological wellbeing at sea', Shipowners Club, 27 November 2017. 

'Grey Power - Remote Control', Baird Maritime, 22 November 2017. 

'Entertainment to tackle social isolation', Safety at Sea Awards, 6 November 2017. 

'Online mental health support is helping UK seafarers, UK Chamber of Shipping, 3 November 2017. 

'Suicidal thoughts - a seafarer's story', BBC News, 3 November 2017. 

'Vanishing trust at sea?', Seaways, November 2017, pp14-15 ('Is there an issue with vanishing trust at sea?', Seaways, January 2018, p34).

Feature 'Medical and health', IHS Safety at Sea, November 2017, p21.

'How shipping operators forget about safety', United Filipino Seafarers, 20 October 2017.

'A more effective and meaningful response to seafarer abandonment',, 16 October 2017. 

'Superyachts & Labour Conditions', The Islander, 9 October 2017.

'Equal rights needed for superyacht crews', Nautilus International TelegraphOctober 2017, p3.

'Shining a light on mental health', IHS Safety at Sea, October 2017 pp18-19.

'Mental health has to be monitored for it to be managed', IOSH Magazine, 25 September 2017.

'Seafarers reluctant to report illness over job loss fears', Fairplay, 19 September 2017.

'TUC hears call for proper regulation of superyacht sector, Nautilus International, 13 September 2017.

'Seafarers Deserve The Same Rights As Everyone Else', Morning Star, 12 September 2017.

'This is how the crew lives in the superyachts of the rich', El Confidencial, 12 September 2017.

'Uber-Rich Treatment of Superyacht Crews Angers U.K. Union', Bloomberg Pursuits, 8 September 2017.

'How life at sea affects our bodies and minds', Nautilus International TelegraphSeptember 2017, pp20-21.

'Seafarers' lifestyle on board improves but not in work-related disorders, study says', Sailing ForwardVol 5, Issue 18, September 2017, pp9-11.

'IMO updates guidelines for abandon ship drills using lifeboats', International Institute of Marine Surveying, 29 August 2017.

'IMO updates guidelines to prevent lifeboat drills accidents', Safety4Sea, 28 August 2017.

'PM' Carolyn Quinn, BBC Radio 4, 28 August 2017. 

'Suicide at Sea - Special Maritime OB', BBC World Service, 25 August 2017. 

'UK P&I Club Survival Craft Release and Retrieval Systems' 18 August 2017, p2.

'We need to talk about mental health in seafaring', Marine Society, 18 August 2017.

'We need to talk about mental health in seafaring', Fairplay, 11 August 2017.

'Wika ng Ina Mo' (The language of your mother), DZUP Radio Manila, interview with Nelson Turgo, 4 August 2017.

'Seafarers health condition', CO-SEA, 3 August 2017.

'Report says seafarers' mental health deteriorating', TUC, 2 August 2017.

'Internet access at sea should be 'a fundamental right', IHS Safety at Sea, August 2017, p9.

'Changes in seafarers' health 2011-2016: A summary report', Latvian Shipmasters' Association, 26 July 2017.

'Research on religion on board and in ports', Maritiem Nederland, 3 July 2017.

'The perils of pressure on the bridge', IHS Safety at Sea, July 2017, p23.

'New study to focus on seafarers' religious lives', Safety4Sea, 26 June 2017.

'Religious lives of international seafarers focus of Cardiff University research', Africa Ports & Ships, 26 June 2017.

'Cardiff University Studies Seafarers' Religious Lives', The Maritime Executive, 23 June 2017.

'Keeping seafarers sane', Ships & Ports, 19 June 2017.

'Keeping seafarers sane', Seatrade Maritime News15 June 2017.

'Ports Walks Part 2: Beyond the Horizon and Beneath the Surface' (Podcast), 3 June 2017. 

'Entertainment is essential: Better provision of communal onboard entertainment could prevent isolation and mental health problems for crew', IHS Safety at Sea, June 2017, pp18-19. 

'Fleeting visits: the distant shore', TradeWinds, 18 May 2017. 

'Selective management of seafarers' health and safety',, 8 May 2017.

'Fatal accidents fuel scrutiny of lifeboat drills, systems, Professional Mariner, 2 May 2017.

'Lifeboat safety: The mariners' view, Professional Mariner, 2 May 2017.

'Port Walks Part 1: Containers Changed Everything' (Podcast), 21 April, 2017.

'A no blame culture? Reflections from ashore on human factors in shipping accidents',, 3 April 2017.

'Connecting with crews', Nautilus International TelegraphMarch 2017, p22.

'The unspoken role of a seaman’s wife: A seaman’s success cannot be attributed to the hardworking husband or to his good wife alone. It’s a team effort.', The Seafarer Times, 14 February 17.

'The unspoken role of a seaman’s wife', Rappler, 14 February 2017.

'On board and online: Why every seaman needs internet', Rappler, 8 February 2017.

'Seattle chosen to offer US CoastGuard lifeboat training', IHS Safety at Sea, February 2017, p14.

'A life saver that doesn’t live up to its name', The Sea, January/February 2017, p4-6.

'Training can ease lifeboat drill fears', IHS Safety at Sea, January 2017, p8.

'Social aspects on-board affecting well being of the seafarer', presented by I. Acejo, IMarEST TV,  3 January 2017.

'Leadership lessons for the 21st century', Nautilus International TelegraphJanuary 2017, p23.


‘MITAGS-PMI Chooses Northwest Maritime Academy for Lifeboat, Survival Training, TheNorthwest Maritime Academy, 29 November 2016.

‘MITAGS-PMI Chooses Northwest Maritime Academy for Lifeboat, Survival Training, TheMaritime Executive, 29 November 2016.

‘Too frightened to be safe’, IHS Safety at Sea, November 2016, p18.

‘Too scared of lifeboat drills to be safe’, IHS FairplayNovember 2016, p6-7.

‘Presentation on Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC), Cardiff University, UK, University of the Philippines Diliman, November 2016.

‘Industry leaders face up to domestic skills decline’, Nautilus International Telegraph, November 2016, p23.

‘Lifeboat drill incidents’, Maritime Journal, 31 October 2016.

‘Northwest Maritime Academy to offer lifeboat training’, Professional Mariner, 27 October 2016.

 ‘Too frightened to be safe: lifeboat drills’, IHS Fairplay, 22 October 2016.

‘Norsafe adds its voice to perceived LSA problems’, TANKEROperator, 21 October 2016.

‘Material exchanges between ship staff and port personnel’, media presentation to World Maritime University, 21 October 2016, H. Sampson.

‘Norsafe Concerned at Spate of LSA Drill Accidents’, Norsafe, 20 October 2016.

‘Filipino seafarers on board ships.’ Sigaw ng Bayan (Voice of the People) Montreal. CKUT 90.3 FM, 14 October 2016, I. Acejo.

‘Counting the cost of not training’, Industry insight, IHS Fairplay, October 2016, p16-17.

'Improving safety at sea', HealthCanal, 14 September 2016.

‘Shore-side corruption and bad practice highlighted’, The Sea, July/August 2016, p3.

‘Do you trust the equipment on your vessel?’, Nautilus International TelegraphJuly 2016, p2.

‘Shady dealings in the docks’, Nautilus International TelegraphJune 2016, p25.

‘Of Myths and Challenges WOMEN SEAFARERS’, Marinoworld, 20 June 2016.

‘Seafarers Drowning Under Pressures, Relationships and Paperwork’, KVH Media Group, 15 May 2016.

‘Seafarers – Are you happy in your work?’, SeatradeMaritime News, 26 April 2016.

‘Shipping: Training: Written question – 24309’, Parliament UK, 29 January 2016

‘Cost defective’, IHS Safety at Sea, Training News, 26 January 2016.

‘Guidelines for implementing the occupational safety and health provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006’ (p4), ILO, 24 January 2016.


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