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The Nautilus Telegraph's letters pages have some of the keenest insights in the industry. If you have something to say to your fellow maritime professionals, email the editor at telegraph@nautilusint.org. Letters should be 300 words or less, and photos illustrating your point are also welcome. You can ask not to be identified by name, or to be known only by your Nautilus membership number, but you must supply your name and address. The editor reserves the right to crop or edit readers’ letters, and to refuse publication. Letters will be published as space permits, online and in the printed Nautilus Telegraph. 

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Nautilus is our voice at this time

Thank you for sticking up for our crews stuck on ships around the world with unfriendly port authorities and governments, particularly Ruby Princess and her master. I think you are the only voice I hear/see standing up for us merchant crews.

  • 30 April 2020
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Great to see these women at sea

Re. 'Meet our women members' in the March 2020 Telegraph: The article by my former colleague Heather Enness was first class and reflected both the positive aspects of being at sea and the potential difficulties one might face as a woman.

  • 31 March 2020
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Company’s shocking disregard for surveyor safety in pandemic

In a career of almost 40 years as a seafarer or surveyor, I have never before been removed from a job. Especially for what I perceived to be a responsible and appropriate attitude to safety, and one that could have highlighted and enhanced this company’s status and reputation.

  • 31 May 2020
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My Covid travel hell

A few days ago I was due to travel home to my wonderful family from the UK to Lanzarote. However, any hopes I had were dashed when an airline employee refused to allow me to board my plane on the grounds that I did not have a negative Covid test.

  • 01 March 2021
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Ropey pilot ladder? Count yourself lucky!

I have been reading your magazine for many years, and have noticed that problems with pilot ladders are a recurring theme.

  • 16 March 2021
Letters to the editor

'No crew change' clauses are just the latest denial of human rights

The recent demands by charterers that charterparties should include a 'no crew change' clause is adding insult to injury as far as seafarers are concerned. It shows a total lack of concern for those who are contributing to making a profit for their employers.

  • 01 March 2021

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