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)

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…

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