Ahoy, my Friend!
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 sea in search for pearls, treasures and the best place to live only to find it 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 skill sailor.
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. Aside...
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...
Certificate of Proficiency or COP is vital for seafarers' employment. This is mandatory as per the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments. As our governing authority, MARINA established circular guidelines on the proper issuance and revalidation of our certificates. There have...
Forget about your COPs, COCs and Licensure exams. Here's a new way to get busy while sailing. In celebration of its 45th anniversary next year, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) officially launched four (4) national competitions highlighting the Philippine...
Basic Training (BT) is one of the fundamental certificates needed for every person who wants to work on ships. It is formerly known as SOLAS Training or the Basic Safety Training and Instruction (BSTI). If you want to work in tankers, cruise ships, cargo vessels, or...
On a first glance, this question is full of biases. Each of us have our own ideal picture for the “best type of ship”. You may already have your answer to this. In fact, you may feel strongly about it. If this post makes it to social media, I wouldn’t be surprised to...
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