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Fit on board

Keeping active and taking part in sports contributes to our physical, psychological and social wellbeing

On board ship, the modern way of life is a sedentary one and opportunities for sport and fitness are limited. Ships do not always have sufficient or suitable accommodation or facilities for sport, and the strict organisation of work and tasks on board does not leave a lot of time for physical activity.

If a seafarer can take responsibility for their health within their living and working environment, there are significant health benefits. Sport also encourages team-building through social interaction.

Our resources include a guide for seafarers, guidelines for shipping companies and a range of posters to promote fitness on board.