Voyage Planning

A safe and executable Voyage Plan is the aim of every deck officers, to safely navigate the ship from one port to another. I have discussed from my previous post “How to make a Voyage Plan“, the basic things that you need on making your Voyage Plan. I will be discussing today at Pinoy Maritime,…

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Ship Reporting System

Ship Reporting system is very important for safe navigation. Whether it is a local or international requirement, it should be followed diligently. The purposes of “Ship Reporting System” are: Ship Reporting System regulates and monitors ship’s traffic in the area It puts a standard of safety particularly to sensitive environments or aquatic ecosystem It helps…

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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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Bridge Procedures and Guide

As I have said in my post “How to make a voyage plan“, I mentioned there about the book Bridge Procedures Guide. I was trying to look for a free download so you can have an overview of it, but I can’t find any in the net. I’ll just list down for you its contents…

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Learn more about Inert Gas System

Inert Gas System is a gas or mixture of gases, such as flue gas, that contain insufficient oxygen to support the combustion of hydrocarbons. Inert gas prevents formation of flammable atmosphere in cargo tanks during cargo operation in tankers. Inert gas can be also used on ballast tanks or void spaces to prevent risk of…

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Revealing the secrets onboard the Ship

A sophisticated equipment known as the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) can determine the past actions or movements of the ship in the event of an accident. It serves as the ship’s “Black Box” if you would compare it to an airplane. How would a Voyage Data Recorder help us in terms of safety? Many accidents…

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Do you know how they die in enclosed spaces?

Enclosed spaces are one of the most hazardous areas to work. The atmosphere inside an enclosed space change sooner as expected. One moment it is safe to enter, after a few minutes, it suddenly become hazardous. Many seafarers died working inside an enclosed space. Despite from the strict implementation of regulations regarding entry into enclosed…

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Dress to Impress

Today let’s talk about proper dress code. As officers on board the ship, whether you are from deck or engine department, must be properly dressed. I’ll share to you a quote from Goldsmith. It goes like this: “The person whose clothes are extremely fine I am too apt to consider as not being possessed of any…

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Pay less for your Passport and Seaman’s book

For new graduates listen up! Do you know what you should have first in order to apply for a job? Passport and Seaman’s book are the two basic documents that you should have. Don’t settle for fixers just to obtain your seaman’s book and Passport. I’ll give you a little tour on what and where…

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Gangway watch is not that hard if you know this

Many seafarers have a vague idea how important having a gangway watch is. It is the first and last place that an unauthorized person will pass and can be stopped if necessary. But it is always neglected and considered a boring job on the ship. It was not so difficult to do a gangway watch…

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