Note: This blog also contains some articles about my obsession: airlines. Enjoy! Truly, one of the most happiest event in the life of a seaman is finishing his contract and to go home. After months of hard, thrilling and exhausting work onboard their vessels, it is the point where seamen can really enjoy the “freedom” […]Read more "The Wandering Seaman: Offsigners"
Second officers are the third highest ranking officers onboard ships. They are called the “Navigation Officer” because they handle the ship’s passage plans, fix and update corrections for the publications and check that the vessel can reach the destination in the shortest time possible. Sometimes they are referred also as the “ship’s doctor” for they […]Read more "7 Struggles A Second Officer Wants To Say, But Cannnot"
I became a seafarer when I was 18 years old. It was year 2008 when I began my career as a deck cadet and it took me exactly twelve months to finish my contract, just exactly what I need for my requirements for board exam as Officer in charge of a Navigational Watch or OIC-NW. […]Read more "5 Struggles A Third Officer Can Relate"
The Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific is the premiere maritime academy in the country that trains young men and women to become future marine officers of the shipping industry, and leaders of the country. Situated on a rugged hill in Mariveles, Bataan and spanning an area of 85 hectares, it houses up to […]Read more "14 Reasons Why I’m Proud To Be A MAAP Leganeas Class of 2010 Member"
My last post was about my goals for this year 2015, and one of them is to get and pass the board exam for Chief Mate in MARINA which I finally got last 13 February 2015. Board exams for Marine Deck and Engine Officers were transferred to MARINA from PRC just this year, and I […]Read more "Board Exam Procedures For Management Level In MARINA"
It’s kinda new to me. i’ll be spending the new year here in land. Yes, at land. for the past three years, I spent the new year (also Christmas) onboard ship. This year I was so blessed to stay longer in my vacation. Spending holidays at land is very different from sea. Usually at sea, […]Read more "A New Year Has Come"