Category Archives: General News

Helping Seafarers Understand How Much Alcohol They Consume

You may have noticed we mention ‘units of alcohol’ within our literature or on our website and wondered what this was. What are Units of Alcohol? In the UK a unit of alcohol is a measure used to show what … Continue reading

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Seven Considerations When Writing a Maritime Drug and Alcohol Policy

Writing a Drug and Alcohol Policy for a Maritime Organisation seems simple right? This is not always the case; however it can be simplified if you consider all of the relevant variables right from the beginning. Vessels and ships are … Continue reading

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New Psychoactive Substances – What’s all the fuss about?

Have you heard about New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) in the news and wondered what they are and how they may affect Maritime Organisations – read on to find out! What are NPS? New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) are marketed as alternatives … Continue reading

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Global and Regional Drug Trends

As a Maritime Organisation that works internationally, employing multi-national Crews and travelling across international trading routes, it is hard to stay up to date with global drug use trends. However the safety of your vessels and crews can be improved … Continue reading

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Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

Intended to come into force on 6 April 2016 the Government has now postponed legislation for at least a month due to claims that its current definition of a psychoactive substance is not enforceable by the police. The main intention … Continue reading

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