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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.
Meteor showers are one of the most fascinating objects to see on the night sky. These swift, beautiful, fiery fireballs are often difficult to encounter unless one has the patience to see them. I feel you. Just one distraction could cost a lifetime of remorse. It’s a...
As the demand for cruise ship jobs increase, so are scam companies acting as manning agents. Fortunately, this gimmick has come to the attention of cruise liners. They tagged some of the well-known agencies in our country as their official hiring partners. I made a...
I recently received a message in my Facebook Page Seaman Memories from a cadet who is concerned about the future of his career. His school's Maritime Department is facing closure by MARINA and CHED due to compliance issues. Though an appeal has been made, further...
Much have change since I started out my sailing career way back September 2009. A few months more and I’ll be 10 years in this industry. Yet a few years longer and I’ll leave this pelagic life to the next generation of young, ambitious seadogs. Seafaring is not my...
Aside from the regular salary we receive every month, some ships provide extra income opportunities for their crew. People are motivated by money and these bonuses are a good way to boost their morale especially during inspections like the vetting process. But not all...
Here is the list of MARINA Regional Offices and Satellite Branches where you can process your Seaman’s Book and Certificate of Proficiency (COP). Knowing the nearest MARINA Office in your area provides great advantage. You don't have to face the inconvenience of...
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