Ahoy, my Friend!
Welcome to Seaman Memories.
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.
Much have change since I started out my sailing career way back September 2009. A few months more and I’ll be 10 years in this industry. Yet a few years longer and I’ll leave this pelagic life to the next generation of young, ambitious seadogs. Seafaring is not my...
Aside from the regular salary we receive every month, some ships provide extra income opportunities for their crew. People are motivated by money and these bonuses are a good way to boost their morale especially during inspections like the vetting process. But not all...
Here is the list of MARINA Regional Offices and Satellite Branches where you can process your Seaman’s Book and Certificate of Proficiencies (COP). Check the nearest MARINA Office in your area so you don't have to face the inconvenience of joining the crowd in the...
Sending extra money from abroad is easier today than ten years ago especially if you are working on land. But when you’re a seafarer and your family needs extra cash, you may find it difficult to give them the money they need in the shortest time possible. Most seaman...
Seasoned seafarers know that having a C1/D US Visa is a huge plus on our employment. Most shipping agencies nowadays prefer to hire seafarers with Schengen Visa and US Visa. Both are very enticing to them especially the latter one. However, it is not always glorious...
Here are the complete requirements in applying for a Certificate of Proficiency (COP) using MARINA’s latest online application platform. MARINA’s Integrated Seafarers Management Online System or more commonly known as MISMO enables seafarers to submit their COP...
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