A 4th engineer working on a container ship recalls his unique experience of rescuing refugees at sea and how he along with the crew members courageously worked hard in saving lives of hundreds of migrants.
Life At Sea
On this day of the seafarer, let’s thank seafarers for their great service and take a look at the top 5 reasons seafarers matter to the world.
Merchant navy is a professional field which requires strict discipline and code of conduct while working on ships. Inability to do so can result in losing job and other legal actions. Find out 18 offences that can result in dismissal from job at sea.
Read the story of two such lovely people, Simran Mann and Akash Pratap Singh, who met at sea, believed in their love and eventually tied the knot. Meet this beautiful sailor couple inside the article.
There are some occasions on board ship when seafarers become more happy than usual. We have listed down ten of the main ones. Read them inside.
The following list of payment methods has been compiled so that a seafarer or any individual for that matter finds that it’s rather easy to transact without cash.
Read the story of two sailors, Minakshi and Arun, who met on board ship, fell in love and got married. This sailor couple is an inspiration to all those who think relationships are difficult to maintain in merchant navy.
A 4th engineer on board a container ship describes his first voyage through the Panama canal as he takes responsibility of the engine room during the transit. Learn more about his experience inside the article.
Recently a verdict by an income tax department of India against a merchant navy personnel, demanding to deposit lakhs of rupees as income tax, has sent shivers down the spine of the entire Merchant navy community in India.
The ship chief officer acts as a vital link between the operational and management staff. So what makes a chief officer effective and great with the ship’s crew. Read the article to find out.
Ship terms related to the nautical industry are often misunderstood not only by the people outside of the industry but also from who are part of it. Let’s take a look at ten common nautical terms people often get confused with.
Seafarers have some peculiar qualities that make them unique and different from the rest of the world. Find out about ten things that the world can learn from seafarers.
Rajeeve Kaushik, an experienced maritime professional and a self-taught financial planning expert, takes seafarers through the journey of financial planning, providing age specific investment and saving plans along with some very helpful golden nuggets. Seafarers, as a group, are quite disconnected from the world which creates a void of knowledge regarding requirements of family and life ashore, along […]
SIP or Systematic Investment Plan has been around for quite some time now. Learn as to why they might not be a good investment option for seafarers.
Life at sea can often get tough for seafarers with several factors working as stress escalators. Learn about these five important psychological methods by which stress could be easily reduced while at sea.
It is a known fact that there are very few women seafarers in the maritime industry. A female deck officer explains the main reasons for the dwindling numbers.
Seafarers can benefit in several ways by opting for electronic fund transfers and internet transactions in financial dealings. Chief Engineer Rajeeve Kaushik explains as to why financial electronic communications are extremely important for seafarers.
Taking up seafarers’ competency exams have become stressful than ever. Learn about ten difficulties that maritime professionals have to go through while appearing for competency exams.
In continuation to our previous article – 10 Free Mobile Apps For Seafarers, we have compiled yet another list of FREE smartphone apps for seafarers and professionals from the maritime industry.
How does a seafarer’s wife prepare herself to stay calm, motivated and upbeat after her better half goes to the sea? A seafarer’s wife shares her experiences.
A woman seafarer describes the unique and unusual challenges she faced in a male-dominated environment on board ships.
A chief officer’s wife offers a list of best practices for all seafarers’ wives sailing with their husbands on board ships. These are extremely important points for having a safe and pleasant sailing experience on ships.
Learn about thirteen important points which ship’s engine cadets or junior engineers must learn and understand on their first voyage in order to become a responsible and competent engineer officers.
Learn how seafarers can grow their hard-earned money by investing smartly and letting the investment grow over a period of time. Chief Engineer Rajeeve Kaushik aptly explains the case of financial cauldron.