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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Publications

The Bridge library is a collection of important and informative books that you need in all aspects with regards to ship’s and shipping. Among this important books are the “Admiralty Books”. I’ll enumerate them for you. Admiralty List of Radio Signals – which is consist of six volumes Volume 1. Coast radio Stations Volume 2.…

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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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Weekly Notices to Mariners

A Notice to Mariners is normally issued on board the ship on a weekly basis. It contains vital information regarding changes affecting the charts, nautical publications, and other publication on board the ship. On other companies that are signed up to Thomas Gunn, Kelvin Hughes, etc., this provides the updates of the charts and publications…

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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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How seafarers REALLY implement Drug and Alcohol Policy onboard

Every company impose a strict implementation of Drug and Alcohol Policy. The society has a reason to impose such a policy wherein a lot of incidents that involves violation or abuse of drug and alcohol. But on the ship it is a different story. Nearly every seafarers know that their is always a way to…

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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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Working on heights is not that bad, if you know this important rule!

We all have fears, but some of us has intense fear when doing certain jobs on the ship. Even an experienced A/B still feels the jitters when doing their job on the stages, that is hanged on a certain height. We follow safety procedures to asses and reduce risks. It also includes the right equipment…

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What to look for in finding a Good Job

Finding a Good Job is a little bit hard isn’t it? It takes a lot of your time and mental ability to decide, answer questions, and figure out whether or not you’re going to change company for a better salary and promotion. If you write in google.com about finding a job. It will land you…

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