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Be Fit to Work as A Seafarer
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), it is imperative for seafarers to be physically healthy at all stages of his maritime career. Every seafarer is required to undergo a medical examination every two years to monitor their health condition.
In cases where one’s health may need to be checked occasionally, medical assessment may be taken more frequently. This is to lessen possible risk among the crew members, guarantee the smooth operation of the ship while at sea, and to ensure that they are fit enough to perform their duties during the validity of the medical certificate.
Expand your maritime career possibilities by being physically fit. Here are some simple tips on how you can take care of your health off and on board.
1. Stay Fit
2. Take Healthy Foods
3. Practice Proper Food Sanitation
4. Avoid Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
There’s a thin line between good health and career success. Your food choices and lifestyle affects your health, thus influencing your performance at work. Live a healthy lifestyle to obtain that “Fit to Work” medical certificate and go on board trouble-free. And for a hassle-free job application, build a SeamanJobsite profile. Owning one will allow you apply to POEA-licensed manning agencies online.