Training to Enhance Crew Health & Wellbeing

23 Jan 2020
Marlow Navigation

New Ship’s Cook upgrading training course introduced in the Philippines to focus more on nutritionally balanced menu planning and healthier meals for crew.

New cook training course in the Philippines – Nutritional Balanced Healthy Menu


A new training course has been introduced for Marlow’s Filipino cooks to upgrade their knowledge and skills in preparing and serving healthier meals for crew.

This 3-day course, called Nutritional Balanced Healthy Calendar Menu will be added to the standard training matrix for existing ship’s cooks, as well as cook trainees.

Approximately 1,000 active Filipino cooks within the Marlow fleet will undergo the training over the next three years. Training will take place at Marlow’s partner training school in Manila, United Marine Training Center (UMTC), which provides ideal culinary facilities, including a variety of fully-equipped kitchen environments, baking areas, and a mess hall for serving meals.

“A nutritional, well-balanced diet is absolutely vital for the wellbeing of a ship’s crew, promoting a healthy lifestyle and helping to reduce lifestyle-related illness,” says Training Director, Marlow Navigation, Joern Clodius.

“It all begins with creating awareness on the importance and impact of nutrition and healthy eating, together with the right education and training, so to provide cooks with the necessary knowhow, abilities and experience to prepare the best meals,” added Clodius.

Creating an environment of healthy eating, as well as fitness on board, is in the best interest of all seafarers and should be encouraged by the ship's command.

Eating a balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and helps improve quality of life. Organs and tissues need proper nutrition to work effectively. Without good nutrition, the body is more prone to disease, infection, fatigue, and poor performance.

At the core of a balanced diet are foods that are low in unnecessary fats and sugars and high in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.


About Marlow Navigation

Marlow Navigation provides comprehensive third party crew & ship management services, able to support a vessel from its first plans on a drawing board, until final days at sea. This is backed by a global network of offices, manning/recruiting agencies & new generation training centres.

Since the company’s beginnings in 1982 from the maritime hub of Limassol, Marlow Navigation has grown to become a globally renowned & trusted name in the ship management industry. Today, a network spanning more than 10 countries, with approximately 1,000 shore-based staff & 14,000 crew on-board managed vessels, underpins the company’s progress, business sustainability & client-focussed ethos.

Scope of services has over the past three decades broadened to now include fully-fledged maritime management activities, including crew management, full technical ship management, new ship building supervision, finance & administration, crew recruitment, training and safety, and offshore crewing. These services are provided out of management offices located in Limassol (Cyprus), Hamburg (Germany), Rhoon/Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Mumbai (India) & Hong Kong. Together with a state-of-the-art maritime academy in the Philippines, international naval training centres in Ukraine, Russia & Germany, as well as a global network of seafarer recruiting agencies.

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