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.
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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...
Ballasting and deballasting is very essential in ships. It is an operation keenly supervised by ship officers to maintain the vessel’s stability. This is very crucial. It keeps the ship upright by compensating the distribution of weights. What is ballasting and...
A few weeks ago, the Department of Labor and Employment promised a one-time USD200.00 or Php10,000.00 financial assistance program for land-based and sea-based workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Seafarers and OFWs waited patiently for the guidelines which...
Land-based and sea-based overseas workers whose employment was displaced by the Corona virus pandemic will be given ten thousand pesos financial assistance. According to Secretary Silvestre Bello III, “The Department of Labor and Employment has already prepared the...
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