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Ships. Seas. Skies.
The most beautiful sunrise and sunsets happen where the sky kisses the ocean. The ships, as it has always been for centuries, are the prime witness of this magnificent view.
World of Our Own.
Our own city. Self-sustaining, unique, flexible, inherently hazardous and alive. A handful of men making our small world function normally like the rest of the world.
The secret to a Seaman’s mood is an excellent food. Hats off to those Cooks and the Galley Department as a whole who made our dining a five star experience.
“They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
They see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.”
A Seaman is someone who goes out to the vast oceans in search for pearls, treasures and the best place to live only to find them when he comes back home.
He learns how little a person needs while at sea, not how much.
He believes that a smooth sea never makes a skilled sailor.
When I tell this story to my friends, I always receive the same reaction. Imagine having your own swimming pool burning in flames! You wouldn’t believe it yet you’ll laugh it off too knowing that this happenstance sounds too stupid for real. This is not a joke, by the...
If you're looking for solutions on how to recover your MARINA MISMO account,you've come to the right place. I had a friend who forgot his whole account information while on board. He was planning to re-validate his Certificates of Proficiency (COPs) and decided to...
Today’s technology is unstoppable. The era of autonomous cars and remote-controlled planes is dawning upon us. Shipping is of no exemption as major players are developing unmanned ships. Very soon, these vessels will sail in the not too distant future. Why Replace...
Meteor showers are one of the most fascinating objects to see on the night sky. These swift, beautiful, fiery fireballs are often difficult to encounter unless one has the patience to see them. I feel you. Just one distraction could cost a lifetime of remorse. It’s a...
As the demand for cruise ship jobs increase, so are scam companies acting as manning agents. Fortunately, this gimmick has come to the attention of cruise liners. They tagged some of the well-known agencies in our country as their official hiring partners. I made a...
I recently received a message in my Facebook Page Seaman Memories from a cadet who is concerned about the future of his career. His school's Maritime Department is facing closure by MARINA and CHED due to compliance issues. Though an appeal has been made, further...
May good luck be your Captain
and sunshine be your Mate
May laughter be your Pilot
and happiness be your freight
May all the ports you enter
bring pleasure ever new
May good health be your Steward
and good friends be your Crew
~ Captain Jacob Den Heijer