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.
The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) approves ONE YEAR EXTENSION validity of all COP and COC certificates for seafarers who are either ON BOARD or ASHORE. MARINA Advisory No. 2020-73 series of 2020 extends STCW Certificates expiring between 13 March 2020 to 31...
Data SIM cards are modern life savers. Whether you are travelling for business, work or pleasure, having an easy way to connect with friends and loved ones is paramount. As a seafarer, you can stay connected on any country’s network with ease using international data...
Arrival in Manila Summary Here are the summary of things to expect upon arrival in Manila. QR Code containing your personal info which is presented to the Coast Guard. Swab Test Immigration MARINA and OWWA Helpdesk Baggage Claim Everything will be explained below....
SOLAS 1974 Convention or the Safety Of Life At Sea is an international agreement between flag states which sets standards on different aspects of maritime safety. By far, it is the most important of all international conventions related to shipping. Its complete...
What is ISPS Code? ISPS Code or the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code is a collection of guidelines for the security of the ship her crew, cargo and the port facility. Regulations require vessels to enforce the provisions of this code wherever they...
Black Sea, mystifying as it may sound, is not really black nor with any sense of it. Spoiler alert: its waters are actually the same colors with any other seas or oceans. The word black may spell evil, disaster or something supernatural. Black Magic, Black Death or...
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