Life at Sea Sailing with the MLC

We had arrived in China at just about the same time as Typhoon Utor. Which was a bit of a problem, since our cameraman Damien Riunaud and I had travelled to Shenzhen to board the Singapore-bound APL Boston container ship and produce video footage documenting life at sea. The trip was meant to coincide with the coming into force of the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006), also known as the Seafarers’ Bill of Rights.

2014.02.23 - Life at Sea Sailing with the MLC Figure 3

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Life on board an LNG tanker

How to Prepare for a Life Onboard a Merchant Vessel

While surfing the internet for information on how life has changed onboard during the last decades i accidentally found a list, in the gcaptain forum, on how to prepare yourself for a life onboard.

Crew relaxing in cabin

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