Part of the WMU Studies in Maritime Affairs series.
This open access book (9783030498252) constitutes an ethnographic mosaic which depicts the contextual complexities of the life and work of seafarers who are employed in the international merchant cargo fleet. The collection is based upon the observations and interviews of researchers in multiple disciplines. It is woven together to offer a richly detailed insight into the ways in which a complex global industry operates internationally. The book covers issues to do with career decisions and recruitment, gender, life and work on board multinational vessels, health and safety issues, the regulation of the industry, shipboard roles and role conflict, and the representation of workers. It will be of considerable interest to all students globally who are studying for professional seafaring qualifications, to graduate students studying for masters courses in ship and port management, and to welfare professionals and policy makers. It is of special interest to those connected to the shipping industry who specialize in issues relating to 'the human element' and will serve as a paradigm defining text in this area.
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Table of Content
Going to Sea
A Taste of the Sea: Artisanal Fishing Communities in the Philippines
Recruiting and Managing Labour for the Global Shipping Industry in China
Can the UK Tonnage Tax Minimum Training Obligation Address Declining Cadet Recruitment and Training in the UK?
Careers at Sea: Exploring Seafarer Motivations and Aspirations
Women Seafarers: An Analysis of Barriers to Their Employment
Being at Sea
Transitions and Adjustments Made by Seafarers Whilst at Sea
The Rhythms of Shipboard Life: Work, Hierarchy, Occupational Culture and Multinational Crews
The Experience of Being a Filipino Seafarer on a Multinationally Crewed Ship
Environmental Management at Sea: What Being ‘Green’ Means for Seafarers
Safety Aboard Chinese Vessels
Multiple Roles and Role Conflict: Seafarers As Economic, Humanitarian and Security Actors
Support for Seafarers and Their Families
Union Organising in the Context of Regional Labour Market Decline: The Case of Nautilus International
Trade Union Representation in the Philippines
On-Line Support Groups for Families in China