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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

The Maritime Security and Market Pirates

Maritime piracy occurrence has been gradually increasing on larger and higher values of the assets on which the alleged piracy occurred. These incidents have raised the maritime security awareness. Incidents such as these are taking its toll on the shipping costs, and is even involving the gas and oil sectors. Not only that, reflective questions…

Continue Reading →

The General Maritime Law and Its specifics

One branch of the law that makes provision to all the sea activities is the Maritime law. This law was developed and evolved as one of the initial trade modes. Below are the matters included in this branch: Marine commerce or the trading of goods and services. Navigation of the sea vessels. Shipping corporation Seafarers…

Continue Reading →

Maritime Job Sector

Jobs in the maritime transportation sector have conventionally been confined by a national quota system for the crews on ships listed in the maritime register of a certain country. This means a certain number of maritime jobs must be reserved for a country’s own seafarers. Though, “national quotas” are generally not fixed by certain countries,…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →