Archive for May, 2008

The case known as “Filipino Monkey”

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Its a very popular prank phrase that you would always hear whenever your on the high sea’s, and this heckler “Filipino Monkey” was one their reason during the incident in the Strait of Hormuz.

“The threatening radio transmission heard at the end of a video showing harassing maneuvers by Iranian patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz may have come from a locally famous heckler known among ship drivers as the “Filipino Monkey”, as said by navytimes

It is very clear that these phrase is a common joke that pollutes the VHF especially on Channel 16. It maybe said by anybody who would want a heated respond out of it. Now a joke has been a reason for an excuse.

“I am coming to you. … You will explode after … minutes.” as said by eaglespeak.

To most seaman, they would understand that this is a common joke on the high seas. But why use it as an excuse for something that we clearly know is not true. An audio file provided by gCaptain clearly shows that its not the “Filipino Monkey” voice that we usually hear. Try to check this video.


Wether its a joke or not this prank phrase has got to stop. As Filipino’s we must make a stand of professionalism especially Radio Etiquette. If you hear this phrase, do you really have to respond to it? Even if it is aggravating words, why do you have to respond to it? You are the officer of the watch and you must be professional enough to deal with it. I usually never use the VHF for personal unnecessary chats. But try to understand that a simple wrong action of a seaman, reflects the industry and image of Filipino maritime itself. You can read other related post provided by quezon.ph and the version of navytimes.com.

Bridge Procedures and Guide

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

As I have said in my post “How to make a voyage plan“, I mentioned there about the book Bridge Procedures Guide. I was trying to look for a free download so you can have an overview of it, but I can’t find any in the net. I’ll just list down for you its contents and include a photo of the book.

Part A – Guidance to Masters and Navigational Officers

  • Bridge Organization
  • Passage Planning
  • Duties of the Officer of the Watch (OOW)
  • Operation and Maintenance of Bridge Equipment

Part A – Annex

  • Ship to Shore Master/Pilot Exchange Form
  • Shore to Ship Master/Pilot Exchange Form
  • Pilot Card
  • Wheelhouse Poster

Part B – Bridge Checklist

  • Familiarization with Bridge Equipment
  • Preparation for Sea
  • Preparation for Arrival in Port
  • Pilotage
  • Passage Plan Appraisal
  • Navigation in Coastal Waters
  • Navigation Navigation in Ocean Waters
  • Anchoring and Anchor Watch
  • Navigation in Restricted Visibility
  • Navigation in Heavy Weather or in Tropical Storms
  • Navigation in Ice
  • Changing over the Watch
  • Calling the Master

Part C – Emergency Checklist

  • Main Engine or Steering failure
  • Collision
  • Stranding or Grounding
  • Man Overboard
  • Fire
  • Flooding
  • Search and Rescue
  • Abandonship

You will benefit a lot from this book. It will keep you organized especially if you’re a newly promoted Third Mate.

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Philippine Maritime Shipping and Manning Companies Directories – Part 4

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

The list of Philippine Maritime Shipping and Manning Companies provided in this article will help you in finding maritime jobs and shipping jobs on different maritime institute or maritime companies. Their information including their links would help a lot in finding your desired career jobs. This list connects to the previous related articles posted in the maritime category. You can subscribe for updates by using your email for free to get instant update about this post.

    • CRYSTAL SHIPPING INC

3F SHIPPING CTR. 707 SORIANO JR. AVE. INTRAMUROS
Phone: 5277009/ 5277013
Fax: 5277012
Website: www.crystalshippinginc.com
Email: csi@crystalshippinginc.com

    • CTI GROUP PHILS., INC.

SECB & C10F R.MAGSAYSAY CTR 1680 ROXAS BLVD, MLTE MALATE MANILA
Phone: 5227518 TO 20
Fax: 5216105
Email: manila@cti-usa.com
Website: www.cti-usa.com

    • DALISAY SHIPPING CORPORATION

9F SDT TWR 104 PASEO DE RXS COR PEREA LEGASPI VILL
Phone: 8942945 TO 49
Fax: 8942959
Email: dalisay@dsp.net.ph
Website: www.dalisayship.com

    • DELFI SHIPPING AGENCY INC.

Phone: 8941197
Fax: 8945914
Address: LE METROPOLE BUILDING 136HV DELACOSTA ST G/FLR 101 (GIL PUYAT AV COR TORDESILLAS) SALCEDO VILLAGE – MAKATI CITY – PHILS
Email: DELFI@PLDTDSL.NET

    • DELL MARITIME SERVICES COMPANY

R210&220 YIC BLDG 1007 UN AVE ERMITA MANILA MANILA
Phone: 5229719
Fax: 5229715

    • DIAMOND H MARINE SVCS.& SHIPPING AGENCY INC.

Phone: 8184404
Fax: 3391290
Address: 4Fl. Jardine Davies Building 222 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. (Buendia) Makati City Metro Manila
Website: www.diamond-h.com.ph
Email: info@diamond-h.com.ph

    • DOHLE-PHILMAN MANNING AGENCY INC (FORMERLY PHIL-MAN MARINE AGENCY INC)

1A,2F,6A&6B N&M BLDG 1184 DON CHINO AVE MAKATI
Phone: 8999881 TO 87
Fax: 8907666/8952796/8
Email: CREWING@PHILMAN.CO

    • DOLPHIN SHIPMANAGEMENT INC

GF HARBOR CTR A.C.DELGADO CR 23&24 PORT AREA
Phone: 5281966/5277316/5276566
Fax: 5275777/5275778
Email: comms@dolship.com
Website: www.dolship.com

    • DOUBLE M MARINE SERVICES INCORPORATED

M/F & 2/F 1951 A. LINAO STREET MALATE, MANILA MALATE MANILA
Phone: 5227947

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RSS Feeds

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Why choose RSS Feeds? If you ask me, its simple to answer. Everybody is doing it. Its not that complicated to understand rss feeds. According to Wikipedia; RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines, and podcasts in a standardized format. It contains either a summary of content from an associated web site or the full text. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with web sites in an automated manner that can be piped into special programs or filtered displays. Are you getting confuse now?

Rss feeds is like a free delivery system that automatically sends the articles directly to your computer without even visiting this site. But every now and then you must visit this blog site to join the discussion regarding my posts, placing your votes, or simply leave a suggestion, comment, or criticize it. In subscribing, you can do it in two ways:

  • Through RSS Feeds – in this process the articles go directly to your RSS Feed Reader
  • Through Email – in this process the articles go directly to your Email

Now that you have an idea about RSS feeds, you’re most likely familiar with this icon which was provided by thorlabs.com. But it doesn’t stop there. I have provided you with a video that I found at YouTube.


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