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52 Most Common Deck Cadet Interview Questions & Answer Tips

A company interview is one of the most important stages of a deck cadet's journey for onboard employment. But despite its significance, many find this part difficult, even when answering the most basic interview questions. One reason is their unpreparedness; they might get...

Chief Engineer Duties, Responsibilities, and Salary

A Chief Engineer, also known as ChEng, C/E, or Chief, is the head of the Shipboard Engineering Department. He is responsible for all operations and maintenance of all engineering equipment throughout the vessel. Think of him as the marine engineer's big boss with the highest...

List of Medical Facilities & Practitioners Enrolled in MISMO 2024

As we all know, one of the requirements for processing our COP application in MISMO is a valid medical certificate in PEME format. Many seafarers often asked me if MARINA would approve the clinics they opted for. We’re about to answer that here. The good thing is we now have...

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13 Unexpected Points in the Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers

13 Unexpected Points in the Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers

The Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers is now within reach as the Senate approves the Bill for a third and final reading. President Marcos recently stamped the bill "urgent", assuring the global community of the Philippines' commitment to meeting...

Critical Marine Navigational Tools & Their Functions Explained

As a mariner, having a solid grasp of navigational tools and instruments is a fundamental necessity! These equipment are the backbone of safe and efficient navigation at sea because, without them, our merchant ships can never set sail safely to any port. Whether...

Can Seafarers Conquer These 12 Epic New Year’s Resolutions?

You're probably stuck right now in a port wrapped in cargo operations while 2024 is fast approaching. You may even forget about setting New Year's resolutions due to your busy voyage. As the new year approaches, it's time to set your sights on achieving big goals and...

Top 10 Christmas Wish List of Seafarers

It’s the time of the year again, and here you are in the middle of the sea with 15 or 23 other seafarers. With them is your Christmas wish list you never actually considered declaring at the top of the mast. But let’s mix in a little twist this time and blast our...

Finding Wheel-Over Position (WOP) Using Two Methods

Identifying the correct wheel-over point during course alteration can be a lifesaver, especially for newly promoted officers who just got their hands on the wheel. If not done correctly, your vessel could overshoot resulting in accidents, or alter early without...