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.
A shipboard organization is similar to the government structure we have in our countries. Vessels have a world of their own. They are like mini kingdoms having a very small population with each person holding specific duties. The duties vary depending on the crew’s...
A Bosun is an unlicensed head of the Deck Rating Department. He is primarily responsible for keeping the vessel’s hull in good condition. Although he’s in charge of deck maintenance, he is also under the direction of Chief Officer and eventually the Master. His main...
Mobile Top Up Sites: Which One is Right for You? Mobile top up sites allow anyone to add credit to their phones on any network from anywhere in the world. Travelers, for business, pleasure and work, are using these top up sites to keep credit on their international...
Today, we’re gonna talk about websites that track ships for free. But first, let us understand what vessel tracking is and the technology behind it. Vessel tracking is the process of monitoring the movement of ships- her last port, destination, speed, ETA, course,...
Recognizing the restriction this pandemic has brought us, MARINA extends the validity of expiring Seaman’s Book for all Filipino seafarers. The Maritime Industry Authority, through its Advisory No. 2020-67, auto-renews all Seafarer’s Record Book (SRB) and Seafarer’s...
An online/ offline training or Blended Learning Mode is now available for seafarers. You can now apply or renew your SCTW certificates despite the raging coronavirus pandemic. Distance learning, which is new to the industry, will help us get our COP and COC much...
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