Seafarers' Working & Living Conditions (Downloadable)

Turgo, N. (2023) The ship as home: Homemaking practices amongst Filipino seafarers at sea, Mobilities, DOI: 0.1080/17450101.2023.2257396. 

Sampson, H., Acejo, I. (2023) The port-based welfare needs of women seafarers, Cardiff: SIRC. 

Turgo, N. (2020) 'Temporalities at sea: Fast time and slow time onboard ocean-going merchant vessels, Ethnography, DOI: 10.1177/1466138120923371.  

Sampson, H., Turgo, N., Acejo, I., Ellis, N., Tang, L. (2019) 'Between a rock and a hard place': the implications of lost autonomy and trust for professionals at sea, Work, Employment and Society, 33(4): 648-665, DOI: 10.1177/0950017018821284  

Sampson, H., Ellis, N., Acejo, I., Turgo, N., Tang, L. (2018) 'The working and living conditions of seafarers on cargo ships in the period 2011-2016', Cardiff: SIRC, October, ISBN: 1-900174-20-2.  

A Everyday Tale of Life at Sea - a free training resource designed to improve relationships between those working on ships and staff working ashore.  To request a copy of the animation and the training guide please complete a request form and send to Louise Deeley.


Sampson, H. (2016) "Seabirds Matter More Than Us!" Understanding the Complex Exercise of CSR in the Global Shipping IndustryJournal of Sustainable Mobility, 3(2):101-119, DOI 10.9774/GLEAF.23502016de.00007.

Ellis, N., Sampson, H., Acejo, I., Tang, L., Turgo, N. and Zhao, Z. (2012) 'Seafarer Accommodation on Contemporary Cargo Ships', Cardiff: SIRC, December, ISBN: 1-900174-43-X.

Galam, R. (2011) 'Navigating Lives: The Spatiotemporality of the Gender Identity, Agency and Subjectivity of Filipino Seamen's Wives', PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.

Bailey, N., Ellis, N. and Sampson, H. (2011) 'Living and Working Conditions in the Large Yacht Sector', SIRC Symposium, Cardiff University 6-7 July, ISBN 1-900174-39-1.

Bailey, N., Ellis, N. and Sampson, H. (2010) 'SIRC Report to the PYA on Living and Working Conditions Aboard Yachts', commissioned by the Professional Yachtsmen's Association, Aug.

Ellis, N. (2009) 'Vessel design and the wellbeing of seafarers', SIRC Symposium, Cardiff University, 8-9 July, ISBN 1-900174-36-7.

Bailey, N. (2007) 'Changing views - the world through a porthole', The Sea, issue 187, May/June, p 4.

Kahveci, E. (2007) 'Welfare services for seafarers', SIRC Symposium, Cardiff University, July, ISBN 1-900174-31-6.

Gekara, V. (2006) 'Recruits in need of a better deal', The Sea, issue 181, May/Jun, p 4.

Kahveci, E. (2005) ‘Abandoned seafarers: the case of Obo Basak’, SIRC Symposium, Cardiff University, July, ISBN 1-900174-26-X.

Sampson, H. (2004) ‘Global wages for global workers’, The Sea, London: Mission to Seafarers, Issue 167, Jan/Feb, pp 4-5.

Thomas, M. (2004) ‘All in a day’s work for seafarers?’, The Sea, London: Mission to Seafarers, Issue 170, Jul/Aug, pp 4-5.

Sampson, H., (2003) ‘Powerful unions vulnerable workers: the representation of seafarers in the global labour market’, Brazilian Congress of Anthropologists and Sociologists (ANPOCS), 21-15 October.

Kahveci, E. (2003) ‘Seafarers are Different? A Comparison of Car Carrier Crews and Car Factory Workers’, SIRC Symposium 2003, Cardiff University, September 19th, ISBN 1-900174-22-7.

Kahveci, E. (1999) ‘Fast Turnaround Ships and their Impact on Crews’, Cardiff: SIRC, October, ISBN 1-900174-05-7.

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