Thursday, July 28, 2011

Recognizing Good Deeds

The International Committee on Seafarers' Welfare Awards 2011 on 
its second year has opened its nomination to give recognition to the 
following categories:
1.) The Company that promotes the Seafarers' Welfare on board
 the ship and provides support to their families while they are away.
2.) The Port that  has facilities that provides free access to Seafarers' 
to enhance  their social welfare activities ashore.
3.) The Seafarer Center who assists the Seafarers' needs while in port.
4.) To recognize personalities for their noble deeds in promoting
 Seafarers' Welfare.
For details and online nomination, please check: www.seafarerswelfare.org. The company that hubby works has par excellence facilities on board ships, for fitness 
and wellness, social welfare activities, FREE internet and provides outstanding management support for the enhancement of Seafarers welfare on board ships. As part of an innovative corporate agenda on social responsibility, conceptualizing more programs to promote the social welfare of the Seafarers family is something worth looking into, because the family is the "essence of the Seafarer's well being".
Maesrk Tankers Gala Dinner Night in Davao Gala Dinner Night in Davao
Maersk Manila Allotees Orientation Allotees Orientation
Maersk Allotee Cebu Orientation
Allotee in Cebu Orientation
The above activities are good head start towards initiatives along this line.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Helpful Tips in Keeping Food Safe on Board ships

I am sharing below video clip on how to keep food safe on board ships, and some tips for better and easier management of provisions on stock. May you find it useful in your daily management of  food provisions on board.
video
Sources:
ICSW, Seafarershealth

Friday, July 08, 2011

What Makes the Officers and Crew Happy On Board Ships?

Happiness is a choice, but on board the ship where resources are scarce,  what is the  most important thing that gives pleasure to the Officers and crew?  A good accommodation is essential, but that comes with the structural design of the ship and when they come on board they have no choice but to make do of what is available. On a day to day basis what will make them happy?

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Tracking Vessel Positions Online

By using the Ship’s Automatic Identification System, we can now easily track the location of the ship anywhere in the world. For Layman’s understanding we have to define first what is an Automatic Identification System or AIS.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Faces of Love On Board Ships

How do we call intimate relationships made on board ships? Is it Love, Lust, a Crime of Passion, or Sexual Harassment? Ever wonder why the ship  becomes a perfect breeding ground for romantic relationships to blossom? Let us take a sneak peak of the different romantic duos that happens on board ships.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Clear and Present Danger to the Life at Sea

The rampant incident of piracy at the Gulf of Aden and the South African Horn has posed continuous dangers to the lives of the Seafarers on board merchants’ ship plying the route for the past years. It has already become a pandemic issue hurting the shipping industry, in general. With the ships and her crew onboard together with her cargo being hostage and asking, the Ship Owners to pay huge amount of ransom for their safe release has become a lucrative business. 

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Why is a ship called "she"

For the longest time I was wondering why do I have to use the pronoun "she" when referring to a ship...There had been a lot of analogy between a woman and the ship regardless of the type.