Ahoy, my Friend!
Ships. Seas. Skies.
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.”
The Seaman's Life
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.
All applications for RESIT and RESCHEDULE of Merchant Marine Officers exam are now available thru MISMO under the Examination Tab. To minimize unnecessary exposure of seafarers against COVID19, MARINA implements online application of theoretical examination starting...
The Philippine Government permits Filipino Seafarers coming from countries with reported cases of the new SARS-CoV-2 strain, to enter the country provided strict and mandatory protocols are followed. Additionally, they are allowed to leave the country following exit...
Its the holiday season. As what we always here, its the most wonderful time of the year! But could this be also true for seafarers who spend Christmas on board? Throughout my seagoing career, I celebrated nearly half of it at sea. Some were pleasant while a few were...
In this article, we are going to talk about tugboats. Small in size, there’s a reason why some of them cost more than USD $20,000,000. In fact, tugboats are not to be messed with. They are all muscles and strength. Maneuverability is their core. And they have...
Heavy storms are one of the most stunning yet terrifying wonders at sea. Such weather disturbance claims the lives of many ships. Cruise ships, merchant vessels, aircraft carriers,...
As the government slowly starts easing out COVID-19 restrictions, Maritime Training Institutions (MTI) slowly opens their training centers for seafarers. MARINA implemented special...
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