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.
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...
Long before the age of paper certificates, a sailor tattoo served as their proficiency and competency documents (COP and COC in modern era). While ours are printed on paper, theirs on the other hand, are marks of a lifetime. Traditional seamen look at their tattoos...
A US Visa in your arsenal is like one of the infinity stones that would tame any company you’re applying into. You can find many shipping agencies in the streets of Kalaw and over the internet looking for seafarers with a C1/D US Visa. Having this document is one of...
Seamen from different provinces always stay in boarding houses or seaman’s dormitories. When it comes to choosing a boarding house, I always go for the amenities in relation to the rate they charge. Experience tells me that expensive doesn’t always mean the best, and...
Free roaming internet is something close to fantasy nowadays. It’s quite unbelievable if telecommunication networks provide you with this privilege. If such thing exists, it would be very useful for seamen. And its a discovery worth sharing for. We all know that...
The MARINA Integrated Seafarers Management Online System or MISMO is now in full swing. All seafarers who need to process their theoretical exams, practical assessments, Certificate of Proficiency (COP) and Seaman’s Book (SIRB) are advised to complete the requirements...
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