The equator crossing ceremony is a tradition very seafarer experiences once in his lifetime. A deck cadet describes his unique experience of this long-standing custom followed on board ships.
Life At Sea
Books on merchant marine and shipping industry always make for an interesting read. Mentioned herein are five books on shipping that you must read.
Seafarers carry out one of the most difficult jobs in the world. The hardships they endure at sea are known to none. It is high time for the world to notice and appreciate the tremendous jobs they do. Learn about ten important reasons for which people must thank each and every seafarer around the world.
People around the world have several myths and wrong misbeliefs about merchant navy and seafarers. This article unveils the truth behind the myths once for all.
What type of ship – tanker or container, is better for seafarers to sail on? Read the article to find out what things go through the mind of seafarers while choosing the type of ship to work on.
Mobile apps are extensively used by seafarers both at sea and on land. Learn about ten such extremely important maritime mobile apps seafarers must have in their smartphones.
Junior engineers going on board ships for training purpose are often made to do several odd jobs which are not even remotely related to engineering. Learn about seven such non-engineering jobs which junior engineers hate to do onboard ships.
There are several maritime issues that needs attention in the year 2014. Here are the top five problems for which seafarers want solutions at the earliest.
Seafarers can face a variety of problems while traveling to foreign lands while joining ships or coming back to their home land. Learn about seven important and most common problems that are faced by maritime professionals.
Seafarers are dissatisfied and disappointed as a result of several issues in the maritime industry. Mentioned herein are ten such important problems, which according to seafarers, need immediate attention.
It’s not easy to keep everyone happy on board ships. Getting liked by your fellow seafarers and winning their trust on board ships require dedicated efforts and strong mindset. Find out seven ways to become a more “likeable” seafarer on board ships.
With the rise of the social networking portals around the world, the maritime industry also has its own share of social networking websites which are specifically made for seafarers to provide an informal online hub for networking and sharing views and experiences. Learn about four famous social networking websites for seafarers.
Seafarers are always in need for international calling cards or global sim cards while they are travelling from one port to another. Which international sim cards/ calling cards are available in the market? Read inside to know more.
As more seafarers follow the trend of quitting sea jobs every year, we try to find out what are the main reasons which force them to do so. Find out twelve main factors which are making seafarers quit their maritime careers at sea.
Seafarers on ships know how to manage rest and working hours on ships irrespective of any document stating the same. Is the fuss over maintaining working hours on ships overrated?
Hectic work schedules and stress make seafarers a part of the ‘unhealthy’ population which is on the rise. Of course if staying fit and being active was easy, this wouldn’t have been the case. Let’s find out how to stay fit and focused while at work in sea.
Ships are like any other professional working set-ups, wherein differences of opinions arise among working seafarers on numerous occasions. Find out different ways in which conflicts arise on ships and how to settle them.
With limited time in hand and plenty of things to do, seafarers need to make the best of their shore leave time. Find out how to plan and have a great shore-leave.
Dealing with difficult seafarers on board ship is tough. Learn how to deal with such difficult people and also improve your relationship with them at the same time.
Working on ships is not an easy task. Negligible social life, monotonous routines, and harsh working conditions are some of the many difficulties faced by seafarers on board ships. This leads to both physical and psychological stress.
Survival at sea without the presence of drinking water is an extremely difficult task. Learn how to find and conserve drinkable water at sea
The ABT Summer was a Liberian registered oil cargo vessel, which caused an oil spill after a detonation rocked the ship and sunk it, leading to an oil spill disaster. Find out more about the ABT Summer Oil Spill Incident inside the article.
Working on ships is a “team effort”. A “one-man-show” cannot run the whole ship. In order to perform operations smoothly and safety on board ships, good interpersonal relationship among seafarers is a must.
Long before the arrival of Radio, Television and other technological marvels as a medium of entertainment, it was those folk songs and other traditional art forms kept us delighted.