As a seafarer you know life on a cargo ship means being away from home for months at a time. It’s part of the job and a fact of life. Whether you’re 110% okay with it or you accept it as a necessary part of your career it can feel a little overwhelming at certain times of the year. Such as Christmas
If you get seasick you may hide it from fellow crew. But there’s no shame in admitting you struggle with this aspect of jobs at sea. Nelson was a sufferer and Charles Darwin spent as much time as possible during his five year voyage on the Beagle on land! Read Martide’s tips for beating seasickness.
Why does the maritime industry have a skills shortage? The increasing need for seafarers with tech skills? A general disinterest in seafaring as a job? The lack of women entering the sector? The reasons are debatable but it’s clear the ratio of men to women in maritime is seriously disproportionate.