Captain Kuba Szymanski

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Looking Behind the “Fake News”

By Captain Kuba Szymanski 2018-11-14 00:34:08

Captain Kuba Syzmanski, Secretary General of InterManager, responds to The Maritime Executive's article on seafarer suicide: Misquoted. We have recently been surrounded by many comments, articles and discussions about the mental health of seafarers. I was getting more and more concerned that the articles I read painted a completely different picture to the knowledge I acquired over my years as a seafarer and now in my role with InterManager. I appreciate that...

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Seafarers are Just Like Everyone Else

By Captain Kuba Szymanski 2018-07-06 17:36:57

There is a lot of talk about seafarers being isolated and the younger generation being unhappy at sea, to the point of suffering mental illness. I don't think this is an accurate assessment, and I don't know why the industry is talking this way. I get a lot of people saying to me: "Young seafarers, they are closing themselves in their cabin a lot.” Well, that's precisely what happens on every train. That's...

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