Reasons behind the issue in Spratly Islands

The Spratly Islands which consists of more than 100 reefs, islets and islands, occupies less than five square kilometers, and spread over more than 400,000 square kilometers of sea, located between the Philippines and Vietnam, in the area of the South China Sea. The Spratly Islands, regarded as part of the great sweep of archipelago…

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Complain to the Cook, is hazardous to your health

A person who gives excessive complaints, also known as complainers are very common on the ship. You can consider yourself a lucky person if you haven’t work with a complainer. Mostly they complain about the food. Its either they don’t like the food, or the way the chief steward prepares it. Eventually they will eat…

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10 common reasons why seafarers quit shipboard job

A cadet on a maritime school aspires to become a good seafarer someday. With his learned knowledge he strives to embark onboard a ship in a good company. Working onboard the ship for more than 6 months even up to 1 year gives him a chance to upgrade his profession and for possible promotion as…

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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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The common mistakes why we don’t receive a straight and honest reports

With the new generation of seafarers and an increasing awareness regarding safety, we can consider the maritime industry as one of the safest job. With the implementation of ISM, reports are documented and signed by the crew onboard the ship. But to some extent, the reports that we read may or may not be an…

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