During the past two decades we have seen significant changes in the life of a seaman. Previously ships had large crews, and young sailors spent up to one year at sea during their training. This provided the time and opportunity for them to learn on the job, from experienced seniors. Now the ships are more sophisticated, crews are smaller and their voyages are shorter. As a result new recruits have to be well trained, disciplined and ready to take on challenges from day one, and our training methods have kept pace with these new requirements.
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