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.
Heavy storms are one of the most stunning yet terrifying wonders at sea. Such weather disturbance claims the lives of many ships. Cruise ships, merchant vessels, aircraft carriers,...
As the government slowly starts easing out COVID-19 restrictions, Maritime Training Institutions (MTI) slowly opens their training centers for seafarers. MARINA implemented special...
Just this year, seaman jobsites quickly became the new normal for sea-based job applications. This was the kind of hiring process that I prefer ten years ago. Actually, I tried this...
Finding the largest shipping companies on earth is quiet a bit of a challenge. At first, I thought this was an easy task. Just by thinking about the ships I see while sailing, its...
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...
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,...
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