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 Department of Migrant Workers now accepts registration for OFWs and seafarers. They use the same platform from the POEA online services portal. There are two ways to access your records. One is thru registration and the other is migration. As per most experiences,...
The DMW eRegistration Account is the newest version of digital platform for migrant workers. Seafarers, OFWs and those planning to work abroad are required to register an account in this system. But before we dive into that, let us first take a look at some...
The Department of Migrant Workers is a newly-created agency dedicated to our modern heroes. It is the government’s arm for protecting the rights and welfare of OFWs and their families. This department was realized when PRRD signed the Department of Migrant Workers Act...
Today, processing your Certificate of Proficiency and Competency (COP/ COC) is easy. You only need to complete the requirements in your MISMO account. Everything is done online. If you compare it more than seven years ago, everything in MARINA was a disaster. Imagine...
in the Bridge standing orders are set of rules that anyone on the bridge team must follow. It consists of guidelines aiding the Officer of the Watch in his decision making during navigation. Navigation looks pretty easy on the surface. However, going into the details...
The Chief Officer, also called Chief Mate, holds one of the biggest responsibilities on board. He is the second in command after the Master. That being said, he deputizes for the Master in the event of his absence or incapacitation. Being a Chief Mate sounds cool....
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