Thursday, 22 December 2016

Making Money

Making money is very hard.
Spending money is very easy.

I have a piece of advice to all my fellow seafarers.
Think. Make. Think. Spend. Think. (TMTST)

Just put your money in your wallet as what you can see. "IN GOD WE TRUST". Before you will spend, at least in seconds you can remember God.

Seafarer's Untold Stories

Did you ask how is seafarer's life on board?

I've been in this seafaring profession for many years. When I was a cadet, deck rating and a junior officer I can't imagine how I completed each contracts for years and months. I know the hardships of every seafarer working on tankers. But few of the events are being known to anybody. Especially those sleepless operations. These are some of the things where many of us experienced. Those cargo pushings of more than 60 degrees inside the cargo tanks. When you where out of the cargo tank the temperature was very cold. During cargo tank washings depending on the previous cargo and cargo to be loaded. Cargo tank's mopping and drying. Ballast tanks inspections. Void spaces inspections. Passing canals and locks. Maneuvering and cargo operations. And talking about inspections, there are lot of inspections to be ready at all times. Lists of jobs to be done daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and so on. Adverse weather is also a nightmare to every seafarer. Being a seafarer is a tough job and yet exciting. I just extend my best regards to all seafarers and family. Stay safe and God bless.