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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.
Maritime scholarships is the best and surest way to start a career at sea. With more and more people entering the seafaring industry, its very hard for an average Joe with no backer to land his first international vessel. It would take him many years of hardships,...
Seafarers are one of the highest paid workers around the world. Our salaries on a per month basis are much bigger compared to other land-based professions. I’ve been sailing with different nationalities and I found out that we all share this same privilege. Overall,...
The Maritime Industry Authority is rolling out its latest online appointment system called MISMO or the MARINA Integrated Seafarers Management Online system. It will replace the current SCS but packs a better, faster and more responsive feature. The aim of...
Last February 2018, Seaman Memories had an exclusive online interview with Miss Hiroka. She is the first female Deck Officer in a Japanese Chemical Tanker ship. She told us how she conquered her profession which is dominated by men since the beginning of time. Like...
MARINA'S COP requirements for mandatory training courses with their corresponding certificates of proficiency are now fully implemented. But there are still more. Manila 2010 Amendments also revamped the COP requirements for seafarers on board tanker vessels. ...
Due to the Manila 2010 Amendments, MARINA is now very strict with accrediting maritime training centers for seafarers. Before, you can simply set up a class with instructor and call it a training center. It’s a different story today. I have compiled a list of MARINA...
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