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Re: Tips on Watch Standing

Originally Posted by SVAuspicious View Post

Skipper should have an honest discussion with every member of crew about physical and other medical issues. The skipper should be equally forthcoming. .
After last summer, I whole heartedly support that approach.

I use medical forms which are stored in the ship's log. With some companies, the forms are sealed until needed. I have had one bout of neurally mediated syncope; I tell them how I prevent another episode and what to do if I do lose consciousness.

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