Statutory Publications

I will enumerate for you the “Statutory Publications” commonly found on board the ship. The “Ship’s Library” must contain the following books and it must be known to all crew. But the problem is that, some Deck Officers or Crew doesn’t even know that it exists. The following list is for your future reference. I’ll…

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A worsening problem with visa for seafarers

Upon arrival at port a seafarer would normally finished his job and turn over his duties in order to go ashore. After a 15 to 27 days of voyage at sea, we normally get excited whenever we see land. Putting aside the idea of having a visa, a typical seafarer would normally ask permission to…

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Your Responsibilities as an Officer of the Watch

An Officer in charge of the Navigational Watch or Officer of the Watch (OOW) as we all know comprises the Bridge Team. On merchant vessels, the watch duty officer is always accompanied with a look-out who is also a helmsman. In case the officer of the watch is a newly promoted officer, he will be…

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Philippine Maritime Shipping and Manning Companies Directories – Part 3

This list connects to other related articles posted in the career category. CAREER PHILIPPINES SHIPMANAGEMENT INC 2ND FLR 1526 P.SANTOS ST COR EDSA MAKATI CITY Phone: 8892020 / 7502425 Fax: 8316413 CARGO SAFEWAY, INC. Phone: (+632)7147337 Fax: 7160766 Address: 4203 R. MAGSAYSAY BLVD. STA. MESA, MANILA, PHILIPPINES Website: www.cargosafeway.ph Email: csafeway@info.com.ph CENTENNIAL TRANSMARINE, INC. Phone: 5252360…

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The Deadly Life of Stowaways

Stowaways are part of the normal life of seafarers. We always find ways to prevent stowaways from coming oboard our ship. A lot of reports were made wherein stowaways were thrown overboard by the crew or captain of the ship, and left to die at sea. A lot of reasons arise whenever we talk about…

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