Media engagement and impact 


 'Corrupt ship inspectors demand our food and cargo', BBC News, 15 May 2024.

'Why soft skills are important for effective crew management', Safety4Sea, 29 April 2024. 

'The Food Chain - Hungry at sea', BBC World Service, 18 April 2024.

'Powerful academic appraisal of life at sea', Nautilus International, 5 April 2024.

'Human error may have contributed to the Key Bridge disaster - changing our approach to design can help reduce accidents', The Conversation, 3 April 2024. 

'Investigation into crash will be 'gruelling' for ship's crew', Sky News, 27 March 2024. 

'Doomed cargo ship Dali ...', Daily Mail Online, 26 March 2024. 

'Baltimore's Key Bridge Collapses', BBC Newsnight, 26 March 2024.

'What we know about the Baltimore bridge collapse', DW News, 26 March 2024.

'Baltimore bridge collapse: Two possible causes for catastrophe', Sky News, 26 March 2024. 

'Celebrating International Women's Day with The Seafarers' Charity', The Seafarers' Charity, 8 March 2024.


'Social isolation and loneliness', Sea Health & Welfare, 27 November 2023.

'Seafarers aren't fairing all that well, Ocean Oculus, 12 October 2023. 

'Tackling poor mental health at sea', Imarest, 9 October 2023.

'Calling time on abuse of female seafarers', The Sea, Issue 3, September 2023. 

'Interview: Helen Sampson', MARE Report, August 2023, p18-19. 

'ISWAN: The stigma of on-board menstruation should be ended', Safety4Sea, 26 May 2023. 

'More provision needed for female seafarers', Lloyd's List, 21 April 2023. 

'Seafarers' Charity supports women seafarers to overcome sexual violence at sea', Safety4Sea, 19 April 2023. 

'Seafarers' Charity to support women seafarers to overcome sexual trauma', Marine Insight, 19 April 2023.

'Supporting Women Seafarers to Overcome Sexual Violence at Sea, The Seafarers' Charity, 19 April 2023.

'Call for seafarer centres to urgently provide more welfare support for women', Nautilus International, 17 April 2023.

'Port services for women seafarers',  Seawaysp23, April 2023. 

'The Seafarers' Charity: Women onboard cargo ships need support from port welfare services', Safety4Sea, 8 March 2023. 

'The Seafarers' Charity calls for increased support for the safety and welfare of women seafarers', The Seafarers' Charity, Hellenic Shipping News, 8 March 2023; Sea and Job, 9 March 2023; Pakistan & Gulf Economist, 13 March 2023.


'From Marcos Sr. to Jr | In the Philippines more than half a century of labor migration has led to nowhere', Bulatlat, 18 December 2022. 

'What working onboard means: Seafarers' POV', Safety4Sea, 12 December 2022.

'All over the world, many Filipino workers are underpaid', Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 12 November 2022.

'A day to focus on men at work - especially at sea', IOSH, 11 November 2022. 

'Report: Which factors affect decision-making in shipping', Safety4Sea, 7 October 2022. 

'Role of evidence in safety at sea', Lloyd's Register Foundation, 27 September 2022. 

'Shining a Light on Seafarer Wellbeing, Mfame, 3 August 2022. 

'Crew accommodation', Seawaysp21, August 2022. 

'Latest SIRC Research Highlights The Plight Of Seafarers, Marine Insight, 19 July 2022. 

Understanding seafarers' living conditions, Safety4Sea, 19 July 2022. 

All Things Considered - Faith on the Ocean Waves, BBC Radio Wales, 10 July 2022.  

'Plight of seafarers' living conditions highlighted', myScience, 7 July 2022; Cyprus Shipping NewsHellenic Shipping News, 8 July 2022; Ships & Ports, 9 July 2022.

'Seafarers' wellbeing critical to safety', Safety4Sea, 24 June 2022.

'Safety is critical to sustainability and commercial success', Tradewinds, 17 June 2022.

'Calling all women seafarers', The Sea, Issue 2, p6, 1 June 2022. 

'Time to take a fresh look at cadet training targets, Nautilus International, 23 May 2022.

'Cardiff University: Industry should focus on providing proper recreational facilities on board', Safety4Sea, 4 April 2022.

'UK measures over P&O Ferries sacking will have limited impact', Lloyd's List, 31 March 2022. 

'P&O Ferries turned a business crisis into a reputational disaster', Lloyd's List, 18 March 2022.

'New research project to support women working at sea', Daily Cargo News, 18 March 2022. 

'Research into port-based welfare needs of women seafarers is long overdue', Maritime Charities Group, 16 March 2022.

'Seafarers' Charity funds research on women seafarers' needs', The Manila Times, 16 March 2022. 

'New research to explore women's welfare in cargo sector', Safety4Sea, 9 March 2022.

'Women's welfare in cargo sector subject of new research', Nautilus International, 8 March 2022. 

'The Seafarers' Charity funds new research to explore the welfare needs of women seafarers', Lighthouse, Cobseo, 4 March 2022; Hellenic Shipping News, Seafarer Times, 5 March 2022; ODOMANKOMA, 7 March 2022.

'Women's welfare in cargo sector', Sea News, Maritime London, 4 March 2022. 

'New research survey for women working on cargo ships', Seafarers' Charity, 4 March 2022.

'Urgent need for port-based welfare', The Sea, 1 March 2022.

'Are seafarer centres still relevant in a digital age?', Marine Professional, 25 February 2022. 

'Seafarer Accommodation', Seaways, January 2022, p28. 


'SafeMetrix training courses support seafarer development, Safebridge, 2 December 2021. 

'Report finds significant gaps in port-based provision of welfare services', Safety4Sea, 15 November 2021. 

'Role of Evidence in Safety at Sea', Lloyd's Register Foundation, 9 November 2021.

'MapMar - ETF and ECSA are ready to deliver better responses for future challenges of the workforce in maritime transport, ETFECSA, 1 October 2021; Cyprus Shipping News, 3 October 2021; Hellenic Shipping News, 4 October 2021.

'RNLI curate writes prayer for migrants and their rescuers', Church Times, 24 September 2021. 

'Two VLCC crew killed by 'large wave', Lloyd's List, 15 September 2021.

'Help for stranded key workers', Church Times, 3 September 2021. 

'Faith, funding and reform: seafarers' port welfare services', Nautilus Telegraph, p36-39, September 2021.

'The future of seafaring: Addressing the future of the Philippines, The Manila Times, 18 August 2021. 

'Studying seafarers to improve their lives', Nautilus International, 6 August 2021.

'Faith, funding and reform: seafarers' port welfare services', Nautilus International, 4 August 2021.

Faith and Seafarers' Welfare, The Mission to Seafarers, 2 August 2021. 

'Overdue Chinese crew are refused sign off at port', Lloyd's List, 15 July 2021.

'Seafarers draw on vital support from port chaplains', Sea News, Ship Management InternationalmyScience, 9 July; Mirage News, 10 July; Safety4SeaHellenic Shipping News, 12 July; Chaplaincy Innovation Lab, 13 July; Manila Times, 14 July 2021. 

'New film investigates faith and welfare of seafarers working on cargo ships', Nautilus International, 9 July 2021.

'More than a year at sea puts home life at risk, survey reveals', Lloyd's List Daily Briefing, p5-6, 29 June 2021.  

'RMT marks Day of the Seafarer with a call on ratings to join a union', RMT, 25 June 2021.  

'LR Foundation in calls to improve seafarers' mental health long-term', ShipInsight, 28 May 2021.

'Call for seafarer mental health database', Lloyd's List, 27 May 2021.

'Accidents and ill-health: the forgotten Covid crisis', Nautilus International, 19 April 2021. 

'Supporting seafarers mental wellbeing with technology, hanseaticsoft, 12 April 2021.

'You can't escape from it': No reprieve for victims of sex harassment at sea, Professional Mariner, 1 April 2021.

'Book of the month: Shedding light on the hidden World of the Seafarer', Safety4Sea, 23 March 2021. 

'Suicides at sea go uncounted as crew change crisis drags on', Lloyd's List, 22 February 2021.

'IOSH joins calls to better protect seafarers', IOSH, 15 February 2021; Health & Safety Matters, 17 February 2021.

'Reining in the outlaw ocean', The Outlaw Ocean Project, 23 January 2021.

'New Book: World of the Seafarer, The Mission to Seafarers Scotland, 10 January 2021.


'Seafarer mental health', CHIRP Annual Digest 2020, p14-15.

'Countering corruption, Ports and Harbours, Nov/Dec 2020, p16-17.

Filipino seafarers speak out: We are still adrift during pandemic', Tinig UK, 29 November 2020. 

'Keeping ships afloat: Maritime fraud affects us all', Fraud Magazine, September/October 2020.

'Working on a Cruise Ship Sounds Like Hell', lifehacker, 24 September 2020.

'Beirut blast bears witness to lawlessness of world's oceans', Hellenic Shipping News, 14 September 2020; The Nation, RTL Today, 11 September 2020; International Business, Yahoo NewsYahoo Finance, rfi, MENAFN, Siliconeer, UrduPoint, msn, Barron's, al-monitor, 10 September 2020. 

'Mission to Seafarers anchoring Nelson's port welfare committee',, 2 September 2020.

'Charalambos Manoli: A Cypriot Shipping Magnate Involved in the Beirut Explosion!...', Helleniscope, 26 August 2020.

'How 3000 tons of ammonium nitrate ended up in Beirut,, 26 August 2020.

'Investigation into Rhosus ownership uncovers "questionable connections"', Insurance Marine News, 25 August 2020.

'A Hidden Tycoon, African Explosives, and a Loan from a Notorious Bank: Questionable Connections Surround Beirut Explosion Shipment', The Elephant, 27 August 2020; RiskScreen, 24 August 2020; Balkan Times, 22 August 2020; OCCRPMoja News, 21 August 2020.   

'Collaboration is needed to optimise port calls and cut carbon emissions', TradeWinds, 21 August 2020. 

'Combatting loneliness and isolation at sea', The Sea, Autumn 2020. 

'Seafarers join global key worker list', IOSH, 4 August 2020. 

'IOSH backs pledge to recognise seafarers as key workers', IOSH, 27 July 2020.

'For Seafaring Workers, The Pandemic Could Mean Even More Time Away From Home', Radio Boston, 9 July 2020. 

'Maritime Skills Commissioners announced', Maritime UKFathom World, Ship Management International, 2 July 2020.  

'Seafarers Cross Off Days on a Calendar Until They Can Go Home, Reporting Asean, 26 June 2020, Vera Files, 27 June 2020. 

'Filipino Seafarers Find Their Future - and Lives - Adrift', Heinrich Boll Stiftung, 26 June 2020. 

'Seafarer hassles in ports', Tanker Operator, 25 June 2020. 

'COVID-19: How the cruise industry got washed up', Ship Technology, 23 June 2020; Future Cruise, May 2020.

'Research helps tackle the stress and loneliness of life at sea', Lloyd's Register Foundation, 16 June 2020.

'COVID-19 Seafarers' Mental Health', BIMCO, 16 June 2020. 

'What about us?': Filipino cruise crews struggle to get home', Aljazeera, 5 June 2020. 

'10 Vital Steps to Enhance Seafarers' Mental Health', MFAME, 3 June 2020.

'During 'Mental Health Awareness' week Hanseaticsoft highlights how technology can support seafarers, Tanker Operator, 21 May 2020.

'Seafarers' mental health and wellbeing', AWP Marine Consultancy, 19 May 2020.

'10 tips for good mental health onboard', Safety4Sea, 18 May 2020.

'How captains see mental health in yachting' The Triton, 6 May 2020.

'Accommodation beyond the MLC', RINA, May 2020. 

'Seafarer hassles from port authorities', Tanker Operator magazine, April/May 2020 p2.

'Sea crew change restrictions endanger workers and supply chains', AljazeeraMarbox, 24 April 2020, Seafarer Times, Port to PortIran Daily, 25 April 2020, Hellenic Shipping NewsTurkey SeaNews, 26 April 2020.

'Trapped at sea: protecting seafarers during COVID-19', Lloyd's Register Foundation, 21 April 2020. 

 '7 ways to promote the best well-being for seafarers', Maritime Fairtrade, 14 April 2020.

'The Lloyd's List Podcast: How to help shipping's stranded seafarers', Lloyd's List, 9 April 2020. 

'Focus on seafarer wellbeing during Covid-19 pandemic', Maritime Insight, April 2020.

'Talking Point: Welfare to well-being - a changing emphasis in service to seafarers', ISWAN, 16 March 2020. 

'Missing the Hits: CHIRP Maritime and Information gaps on seafarer injury and illness', CHIRP Annual Digest 2019, 11 March 2020.

'Corruption in ports - new video shows the impact on seafarers', Dirk Siebels, 10 March 2020.

'Infographic: Seafarers' Mental Health, IOSH, 10 March 2020.

'Inside the cruise ship that became a coronavirus breeding ground', The Guardian, 6 March 2020.

'Corruption in ports puts pressure on crews', Safety at Sea, 3 March 2020. 

'This Island Nation', Maritime Radio Programme, 3 March 2020.

'Tackling unacceptable "customs of the port" [grey power]', Baird Maritime, 2 March 2020.

'Addressing the shore leave lottery', The Mission to Seafarers, 1 March 2020.

'Call for crew welfare training', IHS Safety at Sea, March 2020, p9. 

'Between a rock and a hard place: crews caught in bribery dilemma', TradeWinds, 28 February 2020. 

'Theft and extortion are common experiences, say seafarers', Insurance Marine News, 27 February 2020.

'Theft and extortion common experiences among seafarers', Marine Professional, 27 February 2020.

'Watch film highlighting corruption and theft faced by seafarers, Marine Industry News, 26 February 2020.

'Study: Seafarers' challenges brought by port corruption, Safety4Sea, 26 February 2020. 

'Movie exposes port theft, corruption faced by seafarers, Ships & Ports, 26 February 2020. 

'Marine Professional Special Report: Seafarer Safety', Marine Professional, 26 February 2020.

'Film highlights corruption and theft faced by seafarers', Seafarer Times, 26 February 2020; Seatrade Maritime News, 25 February 2020. 

'Theft and extortion common experiences for seafarers', Seafarer Times, 26 February 2020; Hellenic Shipping News, 25 February 2020;, 24 February 2020.

'Study: Seafarers Bear the Burcden of Port Corruption, Maritime Executive, 25 February 2020.

'Film highlights plight of seafarers hit by corruption at ports around the world', Splash247, 25 February 2020. 

'Film highlights port corruption that seafarers have to deal with', Nieuwsblad Transport, 25 February 2020.

'Problem Ports: seafarers' stress and subjugation as a result of corrupt practice', Sea News, 24 February 2020.

'The mental strain of working at sea', Lloyd's List, 13 February 2020.

'SeaSense - Expert Thinking on Crew Health, Safety4Sea, 3 February 2020.

'Problem Ports: seafarers' stress and subjugation as a result of corrupt practice, International Maritime Organization, Maritime Knowledge Centre, Current Awareness Bulletin, February 2020.

'Study calls for action on seafarers' well-being', Safety4Sea, February 2020, p61. 

'Challenging truths about life onboard, Safety4Sea, February 2020, p24.

'Are we doing enough to keep crew healthy?', Safety4Sea, February 2020, p18.

'Give the crew a break', Liverpool Seafarers Centre, 24 January 2020.

'Watch: Study calls for action on seafarers' wellbeing', Safety4Sea, 3 January 2020.

'How to improve the mental health of seafarers', Safety4Sea, 3 January 2020; Bangladesh Marine Academy, 28 January 2020.


'Be Mindful of Mental Health But Don't Unfairly Stigmatize Seafarers', The Maritime Executive, 21 December 2019.

'Wellness at sea: Is life onboard getting better for seafarers?', Safety4Sea, 4 December 2019. 

'Loneliness risks', Nautilus International Telegraph, December 2019, p16.

'There's a strict hierarchy on cruise ships ..', Business Insider Malaysia, 28 November 2019. 

 'Seafarers' mental health and wellbeing', Gard, 26 November 2019.

'Loneliness is bad for mental health in seafarers', TUC, 23 November 2019. 

'Liverpool Seafarers Centre welcomes greater awareness of mental health issues following report on seafarers' mental health and wellbeing', Liverpool Seafarers Centre, 20 November 2019.

'At sea with mental health', Safety Solutions, 18 November 2019.

'Seafarers would change jobs for internet access', Lloyd's List, 18 November 2019.

'Study: Exhaustion, boredom cause of seafarer depression, The Manila Times, Seafarer Times, 13 November 2019. 

'Report: Seafarers Need Games, Shore Leave and Internet, Maritime Executive, 9 November 2019; Seafarer Times, 10 November 2019; Cyprus Shipping News, 12 November 2019; The Fiji Times, 13 November 2019. 

'Report urges shipping firms to address seafarers' mental health, IMarEST Marine Professional, 8 November 2019.

'Seafarers' mental health studied by Cardiff University, BBC NewsSeafarer Times, 6 November 2019; Bangladesh Marine Academy Alumni Association, 16 November 2019. 

'Loneliness puts seafarers at risk of poor mental health, says study, Nautilus International, 6 November 2019.

'Long Working Hours & Loneliness Result in Seafarers' Poor Mental Health - Report', Marine Insight, 6 November 2019.

'Long working hours, isolation risk seafarers' mental health, Safety4Sea, 6 November 2019. 

'Loneliness of Seafarers Highlighted in Report, Sea NewsHellenic Shipping News, myScience, Seafarers' Rights International, 6 November 2019; SHIPIPLtd, 7 November 2019; Port to Port, 9 November 2019; Maritime Connector, 11 November 2019. 

'Employers failing to act as psychological disorders increase among serving seafarers' Splash247, 6 November 2019.

'Seafarers' mental health at risk, says UK university, TradeWinds, 6 November 2019. 

'Cardiff study into seafarers' mental health, South Wales Echo, 6 November 2019, p11.

'How organisations can better support lone workers and reduce mental ill-health risk', IOSH, 9 November 2019.

'Seafarers face risk of mental health issues', Lloyd's List, 5 November 2019. 

'17 hours a day, 7 days a week: Cruise ship workers describe the gruelling conditions they face on the job', Business Insider Singapore, 2 November 2019. 

'Listening exercise', The Global Seafarer, Vol 3, Number 16, October 2019, p24-25.

'Mutual disrespect', Nautilus International Telegraph, October 2019, p36-37.

'Equality at Sea: Celebrating World Maritime Day', Irving, 26 September 2019. 

'Mutual disrespect - shipping's bureaucratic communication breakdown', Nautilus International, 6 September 2019. 

'Steadfastly working to improve seafarers' welfare', The Sea, Sep/Oct 2019, p4-6. 

'Lifeboat danger highlighted', The Sea, Sep/Oct 2019, p2.

'Charterers 'behaving rationally' in rejecting virtual arrival clauses', Lloyd's List Maritime Intelligence, 30 July 2019.

'Listening exercise - university researchers gather first-hand information about seafarer wellbeing', Nautilus International, 10 July 2019,  Nautilus International Telegraph, August 2019, p36-37.

'Caught out by corruption?, The Sea, Jul/Aug 2019, p4-6.

'Using Technology to Streamline Operations in Container Shipping, Maritime Logistics Professional, 10 June 2019. 

'More deaths from accidents at sea', The Sea, May/Jun 2019, p1. 

'The lonely seafarer', Seatrade Maritime News, 16 April 2019. 

'Crew suicides increased in last decade, study finds', IHS Safety at Sea, April 2019, p6. 

'Overworked crew key factor behind poor ship maintenance', Safety at Sea, 19 March 2019.

'Fatalities, injuries among seafarers rising', The Manila Times, 13 March 2019. 

'Disappointing data', Nautilus International Telegraph, March 2019, p28-29.

'Research sheds light on seafarer working and living conditions', IHS Safety at Sea, March 2019, p9.

'Decreasing avoidable accidents at sea', Hanseaticsoft, 21 February 2019.

'Training to end nuisance calls from shore to ship', Safety at Sea, 19 February 2019.

'Crew suicides increased in last decade, study finds', Safety at Sea, 12 February 2019.

'Cutting risks through advanced crew training', Offshore Support Journal, 12 February 2019.  

'Inadequate risk management leading cause of almost 56% of all accidents, Marine Insight, 8 February 2019. 

'Software tools could cut accidents' ShipInsight, 8 February 2019. 

'How technology can help shipping companies avoid accidents at sea', Hellenic Shipping News, Bunker Ports News, The Seafarers Times, Ship Management International, Shipping Tribune, 8 February 2019.

'Bid to stop nuisance calls', IHS Safety at Sea, February 2019, p12.

'Raising awareness of life at sea', The Sea, Jan/Feb 2019, p1. 

'The Dangers of Technology in the Workplace: Making Workplaces Safe Spaces', NewsWatch, 25 January 2019.  

'New research by SIRC into causes of maritime accidents', Spot on Learning, 24 January 2019.

'Maritime accidents, 8% depends on a technical failure' (translated), The Medi Telegraph, 16 January 2019.

'Accident research highlights concerns over technology use', Tanker Shipping & Trade, Marine Propulsion, Offshore Support Journal, Maritime Digitalisation & Communications, Passenger Ship Technology, Container Shipping & Trade, 8 January 2019.

'Why the internet is a seaman's best friend', Consolidated Training Systems Incorporated, 4 January 2019.

'Slow but steady progress', Nautilus International Telegraph, January 2019, p36-37.

'Research calls for a re-think', Nautilus International Telegraph, January 2019, p16.

'Accident Reports', Seaways, January 2019, p28.

'Improving ship-to-shore relationships', International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations (IFSMA) Newsletter, No 23, January 2019, p21-22.


'Action needed on recruitment and training, university research finds', Insurance Marine News, 21 December 2018. 

'Slow but steady progress in cargoship crew welfare', Nautilus International, 20 December 2018. 

'Accident Analysis: Action Needed on Recruitment and Training', The Maritime Executive, The Rotterdam Pilot, 12 December 2018. 

'Report: Inadequate risk management the most common cause of accidents', SAFETY4SEA, 10 December 2018. 

'SeaSense - Expert Thinking on Mental Health', SAFETY4SEA, 7 December 2018. 

'Research sheds light on seafarer working, living conditions, Safety at Sea, 28 November 2018.

'Training resource to help sea and land work better together, Insurance Marine News, 22 November.

'Better Communication: A Free Training Resource', Britannia P&I, 15 November 2018.

'Lost at Sea', The Global Seafarer, Vol 2 No 12, October 2018 p15-16.

'Severity of mental health challenge', The Sea, Sep/Oct 2018, p15. 

'Stowaways, Seafarers and Ship Security in Insecure Ports', The MARE Report: A Magazine for Seafarers’ Welfare Professionals, 20 August 2018, pp12-15.

'Lost at Sea', Nautilus International Telegraph, August 2018, pp42-43.

'Mental Health the Issue for Seafarers for Ship Management Group', Handy Shipping Guide, 26 June 2018.

'OSM launches mental health campaign to safeguard 11,000 seafarers', OSMLloyd's List Maritime IntelligenceAmerican Journal of Transportation 25 June, Shippax, Africa Ports & Ships 26 June 2018. 

'Norway's OSM launches campaigns against crewmembers' depression', The Medi Telegraph, 25 June 2018. 

'Female seafarers less happy than male counterparts', Fairplay, 25 June 2018. 

'MPs mark Sailors' Society's 200th birthday, Ship Management International, All About Shipping, Hellenic Shipping News, 14 June 2018. 

'New research shows the shipping industry needs to take better care of seafarers', Nautilus International, 25 May 2018. 

'Stowaway treatment experiences revealed'The Sea, May/Jun 2018, p15.

'How are you feeling?', Nautilus International Telegraph, May 2018, pp33-36.

'Cut through the fog', IHS Safety at Sea, May 2018, p29-30.

'Seafaring - a lifelong occupation?', Seaways, April 2018, p30.

'Looking to a more holistic view of safety', IHS Safety at Sea, April 2018, p5.

'AMSA: How to enhance mental health at sea', Safety4Sea, 30 March 2018. 

'The Importance of Connectivity',, 28 March 2018.

'Captain's Column, Onboard survival equipment', Seaways, March 2018, p4.

'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.

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

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

'Challenges posed by stowaways', Seaways, April 2017, p30.

'Viele Fragen zur Gesundheit an Bord' (Many questions about health on board), Auf Kurs, April 2017, p8. 

'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.

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