It's difficult understanding the language on board boats at the best of times!
Below are 10 common differences, that will help you to become a better seafarer, or at least hopefully you will sound more professional!
An unwanted breakdown! A hundred-customers standing on the wharf ready and waiting. The main office lady is away sick so the office team is short staffed. It has just started to drizzle and the customers patiently waiting on the wharf are now starting to get wet. The mechanic is not answering his phone. You have an idea of what the problem is, but you can’t be certain. You don’t want to risk it. Erring on the side of caution, you decide to cancel the trip...
The Ministry for Primary Industries announced last night that new changes were on its way to freshen up the way New Zealand's commercial fisheries are managed and monitored.
The regulations require the use of geospatial position reporting (GPR), e-logbooks, and cameras across the commercial fishing industry and are being rolled out from 1 October this year.
Seafarers usually get very excited when a film has something to do with the sea. Here are 5 fictional movies that depict survival at sea, but each of them puts the whole life at sea aspect into perspective.
Keeping one vessel afloat is a big enough challenge on its own. For those of you that have operations with multiple vessels, the challenge multiplies. Keeping track of your vessels locations, plans, and data are vital to the success of your operation and the safety of your crew and operations.