Archive for July, 2008

10 common reasons why seafarers quit shipboard job

Monday, July 21st, 2008

A cadet on a maritime school aspires to become a good seafarer someday. With his learned knowledge he strives to embark onboard a ship in a good company. Working onboard the ship for more than 6 months even up to 1 year gives him a chance to upgrade his profession and for possible promotion as an officer. After a few years of working onboard the ship he suddenly decides to stop and start to work on land. Nobody knows the reason why.

 

Why choose to work at sea?

 

Many seafarers are like the example above. A lot of reason may contribute to a person’s decision of becoming a seafarer. I can still remember the question that my Captain asks me during my cadet days. “Why you choose to become a seafarer”? I give him a quick answer, “I want to become rich”. He said to me that if every seafarer would give the same reason that I did, it would be a selfish answer.

 

“The reason that we choose to become a seafarer is to give our family a better life and to encourage other mariners to become good at their job as a seafarer”.

 

Those are the humble words of the captain that I was lucky enough to serve with. The life onboard the ship cannot be compared on the life on land. We do our job in a more difficult environment. We seldom see the land. We expose ourselves to different kinds of weather. We see the same person every day. We work with different types of people in different countries. We work under pressure. So why choose to work at sea? It’s simply because we like the challenge and the adventure behind our work.

 

Why quit your job at sea?

 

Various reasons contribute to the seafarer’s decision of leaving the ship. A lot of person consider it personal or work related reasons. Here are 10 common reasons why they decide to leave the ship.

 

  1. They were given a chance to work in a shipping company
  2. They had a very bad experience onboard their previous ship
  3. They had a problem with their wife that leads to divorce and could not handle the problem, which leads to the decision of stopping his profession as a seafarer
  4. They manage to find an alternative job in land with almost the same salary of his job on the ship
  5. They were given an opportunity to work on land related to shipping and maritime industry
  6. Their wife and family doesn’t want them to work onboard anymore
  7. They were homesick
  8. A member of their family died while they are still onboard the ship and this became a very bad experience that they can never erase from their minds.
  9. They started a business and became successful
  10. They won in a lottery

 

Is there an option to work on land?

 

There are a lot of options that a seafarer can work on land and quit shipboard job. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can become successful. It’s the level of success that you desire that matters. You can read the stories behind the seafarers who decided to quit shipboard job on this link.

 

Have your say

 

As a seafarer we always think of our future. We talk a lot about our retirement and how we’d like to spend it. Finding an option so you can quit your shipboard job in order to work on land would be a tough decision. You must prepare yourself to whatever circumstances that may arise. If you have any ideas that you would like to contribute or share to our fellow seafarer who plans to quit their shipboard job, you can write your comment and be heard. Share us your opinion so we could benefit from it too. You can bookmark this article for future reading.

Philippine Maritime Shipping and Manning Companies Directories – Part 10

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

The list of Philippine Shipping and Manning Companies provided in this article, and their information including their links would help a lot in finding what you need. 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.

  • HERNZ MARITIME SERVICES COMPANY
    2F MARINE CTR BLDG STA.POTENCIANA COR MAGALLANES INTRAMUROS MANILA
    Phone: 301-0241
    Fax: 301-0241
    Email: hernzmaritime@tri-isys.com
  • HOEGH FLEET SERVICES PHILS INC (FORMERLY HFS PHILIPPINES INC)
    HOEGH BLDG. 4677 ARELLANO ST. PALANAN, MAKATI CITY
    Phone: 5518592 OR 96
    Fax: 5518698
    Email: HFSP@HOEGH.NO
    Website: www.hfsp.com.ph
  • IMPERIAL SCANSHIP, INC.,(FOR:ASPA MANNING CO.,INC.)
    18F-E RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARD FOUNDATION CTR 1680 RO MANILA
    Phone: 3032621 TO 24
  • IMPERIAL VICTORY SHIPPING AGENCY INC
    S710-711 NOAHS ARK BLG,303 ESCOLTA,BINONDO,MLA
    Phone: 3751776/ 3751779
    Fax: 3751788
    Email: impvict@pacific.net.ph
  • INC SHIPMANAGEMENT INC (FOR RIVERA INTL SHIPPING CORP)
    17F RAFFLES BLG., EMERALD AVE., ORTIGAS CTR, PASIG
    Phone: 9151348 TO 53
    Fax: 9151341
    Email: inc-manila@interorient.com
    Website: www.interorient.com
  • INFINITE MANNING SERVICES INC
    R322&418 FEMII BLDG A.SORIANO JR ST INTRAMUROS MLA
    Phone: 5271625 / 5272844
  • INTERCREW PHILIPPINES AGENCY INC
    R300,301&302 VIP BLDG ROXAS BLVD ERMITA MLA
    Phone: 5217536 TO 37/ 5260910
    Fax: 5230092
    Email: intercrew@gatewaynet.com
  • INTERMARE MARITIME AGENCIES INC
    DONA SYJUCO BLDG TAFT AVE COR REMEDIOS MALATE MLA
    Phone: 5254643 / 5217812/ 53629
  • INTERMODAL SHIPPING, INC.
    G/F CASA MARITIMA 651 GEN LUNA ST INTRAMUROS MANIL
    Phone: 5277621 / 5273632/ 52758
    Fax: 5273630
    Website: www.intermodal.com.ph

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Philippine Maritime Shipping and Manning Companies Directories – Part 9

Tuesday, July 8th, 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.

  • GLORIA MARITIME AND AGENCY INC
    RM.204 ERMITA CENTER BLDG 1350 ROXAS BLVD ERMITA
    Phone: 5264302/03
    Fax: 5264281
  • GRACE MARINE & SHIPPING CORP
    SUITE 200 A&B ERMITA CTR BLDG ROXAS BLVD ERMITA
    Phone: 5267968 / 5267971
    Fax: 5250723
    Website: www.gracemsc.net
  • GREAT MARITIME SHIPMANAGEMENT INC (FOR FAR EAST ASIA SHIPMGT. INC)
    4F(EASTWING)BMH CTR 3963 YAGUE ST MAKATI CITY
    Phone: 807-4951
    Fax: 807-3762
  • GREAT PACIFIC SHIP MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC.
    GF S-G MEZZ FELISA SYJUCO BLG.1872 REMEDIOS ST MALATE MANILA
    Phone: 5223563/5245346
    Fax: 5215368
    Email: greatpacific@pacific.net.ph
    Website: www.greatpacificship.com
  • GREAT SOUTHERN MARITIME SERVICES CORPORATION
    INTERSEKT BLDG 5779 ZOBEL ROXAS AVE PALANAN MAKATI MAKATI COMMERCIAL CENTER MAKATI
    Phone: 832-9662/8329761/832977
    Fax: 832-9625
    Email: OPERATIONS@GSMSC.COM
    Website: www.gsmsc.com
  • GULFA MARINE SHIPPING AGENCY INC
    *UNIT-I PERMARC BLDG 8219 SANT OS AVE.SN ISIDRO PQ
    Phone: 8297313/ 8297320
    Fax: 8296557
  • GYRON CREW, INC.
    7/F FERGUSON PARK TOWER MH DEL PILAR COR. A FLORES ERMITA MANILA
    Phone: 5262050 / 5262051
    Fax: 5262059
  • HANSEATIC SHIPPING PHILS INC
    2F & 3F POPE PIUS XII BLDG 1175 UN AVE COR COREA PACO MANILA
    Phone: 5238169 / 5238170
    Fax: 5246254
    Email: hanseatic@pacific.net.ph
    Website: www.hanseaticmanila.com
  • HEAVYLIFT MANILA, INC.
    RM. 426 EBC BLDG PH 11 ORTIGAS AVE SAN JUAN M.M.
    Phone: 7220327/7269502
    Fax: 7220349
    Website: www.crewasia.com
    Email: hlmadmin@mydestiny.net

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