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When Heads of Departments cross over the line

What to do when your Engineer is Ruling the Roost Q: Jeff, Captain, 39: My Engineer is walking all over me, and I can’t seem to do anything about it. He pre-dates me onboard, he’s older than me, the boss likes him, the boat is old and full of problems…but...

How to Effectively Deal with Challenging Guests

If you find yourself in a situation where you are dealing with challenging guests or where you feel you are being verbally threatened, it is best to stay calm and not to overly react as this could fuel the situation further. In this instance, if you feel...

Q: Girls on Deck: How to get Hired?!

Q: Girls on Deck: how to get hired?! (Amanda, 25, Aspiring Deckhand) “I’m trying to get a deck job, but the fact I’m female seems to be a massive problem! No-one takes me seriously and people keep telling me ‘go the stewardessing route and try again later". I’ve met a...