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Health & Wellbeing

Mindfulness Trends in the Workplace

Posted: 4th Sep 2019

Written by: Karine Rayson

In today’s industry, high crew turnover is increasingly becoming a problem. Largely a result of burnout or interpersonal conflict among crew, it’s necessary that heads of departments are better equipped in implementing strategies ... Read More

Managing Your Mental Health Onboard

Posted: 29th Aug 2019

Written by: Karen Passman

The mental health of seafarers is a hot topic and, with greater understanding of its impact in the workplace, the superyacht industry is taking stock. With one in four people struggling with poor mental health at some point in the... Read More

Mental Health Handbook from The Crew Coach

Posted: 23rd Jun 2019

Written by: Karine Rayson

Recently, the Life is for Living event took place in Palma, an event championed by yacht crew and local business owners to raise awareness of mental health in the yachting industry. To share this information more widely, I've comp... Read More

Calls for Crew Wellbeing to be Enshrined in Law

Posted: 13th Jun 2019

Written by: Helen Kelly - Nautilus Int.

As shocking statistics on seafarer suicides and depression are published, calls are growing for crew wellbeing to be linked with ship safety and included in international regulations. Meanwhile, shipowners are being urged to impro... Read More

Annual Insurance Review: MSCB Has Your Back

Posted: 26th Feb 2019

Written by: Michael Weare

Another year, another insurance review. It doesn’t sound too exciting does it, but there is no doubt, as a busy yacht crew professional it’s vital to get your insurance needs in order before another hectic year of sailing gets und... Read More

ISWAN Delivers Report on The Welfare of Superyacht Crew

Posted: 10th Dec 2018

Written by: Tom Holmer

The findings of new research into the welfare needs of superyacht crew were presented last week at a seminar held at Inmarsat’s headquarters in London, highlighting key areas for improvement with a number of recommendations. Read More

7 Reasons for Crew to Have Personal Medical Insurance

Posted: 10th Dec 2018

Written by: Melanie Langley

While superyacht crew are exceptionally good at giving first class service to their guests, they’re also notoriously bad at looking after themselves when it comes to the vital area of medical insurance. But to ensure a long and he... Read More

Maternity Cover for Seafarers

Posted: 23rd Jul 2018

Written by: Melanie Langley

Pregnancy onboard can be a difficult voyage for the unprepared and the uninsured female and your employment rights may not be protected in the same way as they would be on dry land. As a woman you need to equip yourself with the f... Read More

Wellbeing at Work: Seafarer Happiness Index Results

Posted: 17th Apr 2018

Written by: Nautilus Int. - Andrew Linington

The Mission to Seafarers has launched its report on the findings of the Seafarer Happiness Index survey, which collates feedback on 10 key areas of life at sea, including mental and physical health, diet, rest, workloads, connecti... Read More

No Better Reassurance than Adequate Medical Insurance

Posted: 12th Feb 2018

Written by: Simon Dixon

As hard-working, hard-playing yacht crew, are you suffering from a torpid and sluggish liver? Bilious headache and sour stomach? Seeking a sure-fire remedy that’s never been known to fail? By the 19th century, there was certainly ... Read More

Crew Need Health Problems Overseas Like a Hole in the Head

Posted: 29th Nov 2017

Written by: Simon Dixon

Since the 15th century, ships have had a duty of care towards their crew in the case that they fall ill, but in the past, surgery was more often hazardous than life-saving. Nowadays, what are the provisions for crew in this demand... Read More

If You Find Crew Medical Insurance a Headache, Here’s the Cure

Posted: 29th Jun 2017

Written by: Simon Dixon

The first ever obligation to provide medical care for mariners was set out in The Rules of Oleron in the 1100s and it's a judgment that holds true to this day. Thankfully we no longer have to plough through Medieval English, but t... Read More

Lower Stress With Better Breathing

Posted: 10th May 2017

Written by: Noona Ayres

As we enter the yachting season in the Med, whether you’re working on a busy charter yacht or based in an office, we all know stress can take its toll on our health and sense of wellbeing. But if we can’t reduce the workload, we c... Read More

Crew Health: The Benefits of Fish Oils

Posted: 26th Mar 2017

Written by: Rudi Keil

In today’s world we are exposed to such an overload of information when it comes to health and wellness, with endless studies declaring new rules on what we should eat. Fortunately things are pretty clear when it comes to fish oil... Read More

Crew Health: The Importance of Hydration

Posted: 5th Feb 2017

Written by: Rudi Keil

Reading about New Year’s Resolutions in February may make you want to groan, but it's never too late to make positive changes for your health and diet - especially changes you can easily stick to while working onboard your yacht. ... Read More

The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

Posted: 27th Dec 2016

Written by: Nadine Escudero

The oil extracted from coconut meat has been proven to have a number of health benefits as well as a range of uses in cooking, personal care, around the house and for pets. It’s something of a miracle product, and for many years p... Read More

Anaphylaxis: Advice for Yacht Crew

Posted: 26th Nov 2016

Written by: Rebecca Castellano, MSOS

There are several brands of adrenaline auto-injectors on the market that are available and affordable. Epinephrine itself is an inexpensive drug, but the auto-injector is an expensive method of delivery. Information and education ... Read More

Rudi Keil: Crew Fitness Onboard & Ashore

Posted: 7th Nov 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

As an ex-professional rugby player, Rudi Keil, understands the connection between mind, body and spirit for performance and wellbeing. He's also passionate about good nutrition and set up B MOVED to offer an holistic approach to h... Read More

Cooking with Coconut Flour

Posted: 17th Oct 2016

Written by: Nadine Escudero

More and more people are discovering the many benefits and uses of coconuts. Aside from extra virgin coconut oil, there are many other great coconut products in the market and one of the must-haves in the galley is organic coconut... Read More

Dengue Fever, Chikungunya & Zika - Advice for Crew

Posted: 10th Sep 2016

Written by: Dr. Spike Briggs

Over the past few years, several viral illnesses have become prevalent in South America, the Caribbean and increasingly in North America. The main illnesses are Dengue Fever, Chikungunya and more recently Zika and the common facto... Read More

Mozambique Yoga Retreat

Posted: 18th Aug 2016

Written by: Caroline Rossy

Need to recharge your battery? Have you been through an exhausting season and want some TLC... well come with us to Mozambique to recharge, relax, get healthy and have some fun! Samasthiti Yoga is organizing a yoga retreat in beau... Read More

Fact of Life: Full Insurance Cover Doesn't Have to Cost More

Posted: 16th Aug 2016

Written by: Melanie Langley

In yachting, crew pregnancy tends to be a taboo subject, certainly when it comes to medical insurance, and many crew believe that pregnancy cover doesn't exist or that it's hugely expensive. Moore Stephens Crew Benefits responded ... Read More

Zika Virus - Advice for Crew

Posted: 7th Aug 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

Until now, for those of us in Europe at least, the risk of contracting the Zika virus has felt rather remote. Meanwhile, with cases reported in Scotland and Florida last week, and with the Olympics now underway in Brazil, where ... Read More

Crew Workout: Resistance Bands for Abductors

Posted: 9th Mar 2016

Written by: Mark Healy

This article features three simple exercises to blast the muscles around your hip and the lateral aspect of your leg, as well as getting your heart pumping of course. All these can be performed without any resistance, but we have ... Read More

Crew Pilates Studio in Antibes

Posted: 2nd Oct 2015

Written by: Bianca Ljungberg

In March 2014, CREW Pilates started out in a garage in Cape Town, South Africa. Since
then, CREW Pilates has grown into an outdoor and on board training culture in the
south of France where over a hundred yacht crew and other in...
Read More

Yoga Power Poses to Rock your Day

Posted: 2nd Sep 2015

Written by: Sonja Lockyer

Are you interested in body language? I am. I’m fascinated that body language isn’t just about the basic folding your arms when defensive or touching your hair when flirting, it’s so much more. The non-verbal communication of how y... Read More

Crew Workout: Engaging the Stabilisers

Posted: 1st Sep 2015

Written by: Mark Healy

Activating the stabilisers to hold steady is just as important in modern day exercise as it is on board a yacht. A lack of stregth in the muscular sense has the same effect - unable to stay upright or maintain good posture. Read More

Twist your Body to Detox in 10 Minutes

Posted: 31st Aug 2015

Written by: Sonja Lockyer

Aaah, the word's so up for debate. Do we even need it if we live a generally healthy life? Some say yes, some say no. What I say is that if you feel like you would like a detox, then go for it. Read More

Crew Workout: Fitness with Ropes

Posted: 1st Jun 2015

Written by: Mark Healy

In this offering, we are using more accessible equipment to work your body. So, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned sailor, get ready to battle with ... The Rope! Read More

Fitness 'Boost-Camp' in Antibes

Posted: 13th Apr 2015

Written by: 'Boost Camp' in Antibes

Are you up for a Challenge? Bored with lifting weights and watching the same old music video on eternal loop? Want to get those abs beach/boat or pool ready in a team environment? Tired of changing rooms mirrors that do nothing fo... Read More


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