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Mentoring is the theme for issue 15 of The Navigator

6 June 2017


Why mentoring at sea matters in the latest The Navigator

Issue 15 cover


The Nautical Institute is focusing on the vital subject of mentoring in the latest edition of The Navigator.

This issue explores how mentoring can, and has, enhanced careers and best practice. Author of The Nautical Institute’s publication Mentoring at sea – the 10 minute challenge, Captain Andre Le Goubin, contributes an article on how mentoring complements training and why the tradition must be continued. To encourage others to engage in practical mentoring, The Nautical Institute is asking readers to share their stories by emailing   

Emma Ward, Editor of The Navigator, said: "Life works better when we all pull together, and life at sea is no exception. Being able to share and benefit from each other’s knowledge for the good of the entire crew is a wonderful thing and should be encouraged. That is why we are focusing on this important topic in this issue of The Navigator.”

David Patraiko, Director of Projects for The Nautical Institute, added: “Mentoring at sea doesn’t just improve safety and better commercial services, it also improves life on board. This simple act of kindness can reduce social isolation, help overcome language and cultural barriers and generally improve your working and living environment.”

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For more information please contact Bridget Hogan, Director of Publishing and Marketing, The Nautical Institute + 44 (0)20 7928 1351,

Editor’s notes:


The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of sea-going ships. It provides a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world. Founded in 1972, it has over 40 branches world-wide and some 7,000 members in over 120 countries.


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