Creed of the Modern Mariner

I am a Modern Mariner.
I respect others regardless of gender, race, rank, or religion. 
I am a guardian of my safety, the safety of others, and the safety of the vessel.
I am forever improving my skills and understanding.
I am a teacher of what I have learned, but ever open to new methods and ideas.
I am kind, generous, and caring in my dealings onboard and ashore.
I document and fix problems and potential problems so that other mariners can be aware and also take action.
 
I will not lie about problems or deficiencies. 
I will not let others take risks with their safety or the safety of others.
I will not belittle my colleagues nor condone others in doing so.
 
I am a Modern Mariner.
I travel, live, work, on the water transporting what is necessary for life in the modern world. 
We are fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends – we are people making our way in the world and deserve to be treated as such by ourselves and others, just as they do. With respect.  
 
 
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We on the Coeval team firmly believe in the cause of serving the Modern Mariners of the world. It has been an entire generation of mariners since they started trying to implement shipboard safety from the company management level down to the ships and their crew, through regulation and policy. While that effort has made improvement in the safety of vessels there are still far too many maritime accidents and tragedies happening to mariners throughout the world, one only need to read the news to see that.
If Mariners throughout the world took this to heart, it would not take generations of mariners.
It would take only Us.
In the next few weeks, we have a lot coming!
Together we can make 2016 the year, when our shipmates all come home safe, the cargo gets delivered, and we improve ourselves and our industry.
 
We are the maritime industry, you are, I am, we are. The problems in the maritime industry are our problems, we are the providers of solutions, we are not the Luddites who fear what the future will bring. We are like the generations of mariners before us, the explorers, the innovators. Never forget those mariners who came before you and sailed to the edge of the earth because of the potential they envisaged.
We have infinite potential.
Fair winds and following seas,
Jaquelyn Burton,
Founder, Coeval, Inc.

I am a Modern Mariner. I respect others regardless of gender, race, rank, or religion. I am a guardian of my safety, the safety of others, and the safety of the vessel. I am forever improving my skills and understanding. I am a teacher of what I have learned, but ever open to new methods and ideas. I am kind, generous, and caring in my dealings onboard and ashore. I document and fix problems and potential problems, so that other mariners can be aware and also take action. I will not lie about problems or deficiencies. I will not let others take risks with their safety or the safety of others. I will not belittle my colleagues nor condone others in doing so. I am a Modern Mariner. I travel, live, work, on the water transporting what is necessary for life in the modern world. We are fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends - we are people making our way in the world and deserve to be treated as such by ourselves and others, just as they do. With respect. -J.E.P. Burton (free use with link or attribution)

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