A junior engineer should learn fast and pick up things as soon as he can when new to a ship. In this article we bring to you 13 things that a junior engineer should learn by-heart in his very first days on the ship.
There is no room for mistakes in a profession on board ships. A professional error can either end your career or it can end you. Herein are mentioned ten professional mistakes that a mariner should never commit while working on ships.
A smart mariner knows how to plan his or her voyage efficiently so as to ensure both his and his family’s safety. We bring you some important points which shouldn’t be avoided before commencing your sea voyage. Read on to become a smarter mariner.
When away from home, a seafarer often experiences deteriorating physical and mental state. To avoid this we bring to you 15 things to keep your mind and body healthy on board ships.
Let’s face it! Working on ship is not only tough physically but mentally as well. Dealing continuously with conflicting opinions, racing nerves, and altering egos, a mariner fortunately or unfortunately falls prey to a system, wherein molding according to a situation becomes imperative. Unlike in other fields, professional politics on ship can sometimes take a form too ugly to fathom.
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.
There is a big threat from carcinogens to the maritime professionals’ health on ships. It is therefore important that mariners know what are carcinogens and how can they protect themselves from the same.Read more about carcinogens in the article.
In this short documentary, Martin Machado, a deckhand on ships, tries to answer some of the common questions that he usually gets about shipping. Watch this great video describing the real lives of seafarers in merchant marine.
Cricket is one game which is not only fun to play but also inculcates team spirit among its players. When cricket is played on ship, it becomes a unique experience that needs to be shared. In this article, Dr. Kavita shares an experience in which her husband organized a cricket match on board ship.
Dr. Kavita K. Roy wife of a Merchant Naval Officer and an entomologist by profession shares her experiences of the time she spent on board a VLCC with her husband. Also mentions 10 ways in which mariners’ wives can pass time on board ship in a productive manner.