During my first trip on board, we delivered the vessel from Quequen Port to Mar del Plata, around 6hs trip, we dropped anchor and sight was beautiful, my home town by night. That early morning we heave up and being with tugs we entered to dockyard. My mentor that time was 2nd. Mate Ivan Devic, … Sigue leyendo THSD “MANZANILLO II” – 2nd. Mate
How many times have you consciously gone through your SMS (Safety Management System)? Do you belive in your SMS? Have you considered to change or amend any of the procedures on it? Do you own your "SMS - FRC launching procedure" like if you are a champion? Knowledge is power and sharing knowledge is empowering! Let´s say … Sigue leyendo Respect! FRC Ops :-)
It all started around mid August 2016, my contract with DOF Management was over. I was on holidays, planning to move for a few months to Bali, Indonesia. After a little more planning things work out the other way, I decided to stay in Europe visiting a friend of mine who I worked with … Sigue leyendo MY “WEDGE TOO” – DECKHAND / SECOND MATE RELIEF
As many other merchant vessels routine, on board yachts Deck Crew will report to the First Officer or Bosun at the start of each working day. In turn they will then delegate the duties in accordance with ships movements and works lists (daily, weekly and monthly planning). Your deck team needs you to stay focused, diligent, … Sigue leyendo Doesn’t take much to make a difference… excel on your deck routines ;-)
Ladies and gents! You have already set your professional bow and course to the Mediterranean Sea! Visualize that! Imagine yourself standing on the bridge wing, sun is shinning and a gentle breeze waving your hair :-) go for it! After a few months on board on my very first contract on a yacht I decided … Sigue leyendo Know your slang, be professional, be cool!
Before leaving Buenos Aires heading to Nice for holidays I decided to get some beach reads. I would like to share with many others spanish speaking colleagues a great book I discovered in a beautiful library in Buenos Aires named "Yenny - El Ateneo". I found myself standing to "GERMAN FRERS Viajes, diseños, regatas" a valuable book … Sigue leyendo Mediterranean Summer Readings in Cote d’ Azur. “GERMAN FRERS Viajes, Diseños, Regatas”
Abstract: Ports of Call: Punta Quilla, ARG – Vega Pleyade / Hidra / Carina Field, ARG Chartered by: TOTAL Responsible for Voyage Planning and Navigational Equipment monitoring and aintenance. Third Party, IMO and Admiralty Charts and Publications updates. GMDSS designated fficer. ISM, HQSE, OCS, TM Master, Dynamic Positioning logs. Sea watch, bulk and deck … Sigue leyendo AHTS “SKANDI PACIFIC” – SECOND MATE