Guide to Being Healthy Onboard

Your maritime training in the Philippines has equipped you with enough knowledge and skills that will help you survive onboard. But your physical and mental capacity to fulfill your duties as a crewmember still depends on your well being. There are many challengers seafarers face while on board that requires not only their physical strength, […]

Courses You Need to Take For Your STCW ‘95 Training in the Philippines

In order to be qualified for more opportunities in the maritime industry, you need to get your STCW Basic Safety Training Course. These are basic safety training available in the Philippines which are done within one (1) day and  is the legal minimum requirement for seafarers who wish to work aboard vessels more than 24 […]

Three Reasons Why STCW is Important For Your Maritime Training in the Philippines

The most in demand seafarers who are hired as crew to cargo ships are those who underwent rigid training and education. They underwent programs that are accredited by IMO and are given the best maritime training. Shipping companies see them highly skilled ideal for crew ships that carry the most of the world’s trading products […]

Smart and MARINA Partner Up Celebrate International Seafarer’s Day

        Smart Communications, in partnership with Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), honored hundreds of seafarers as modern day heroes for their hard work, as well as their intense maritime training here in the Philippines.  It was held last June 25 during the International Seafarer’s Day at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) in Pasay City.  The annual celebration of the Day for the Seafarers (DoTS) was established as […]

How To Become a Seaman in the Philippines

Photo courtesy of planetphilippines.com As one of the top paying jobs in the Philippines, many Filipinos are now dreaming to become a seaman. Filipinos are undeniably one of the top choices of foreign employers because of their passion and perseverance towards work. So if you’re ready to sail, there are various essentials  that you need […]


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