anyway just to share my story:
After my o "levels" , came out from victoria school but did not want to go JC--Uni way as everyone is going there...decided to take something challenging (heard stories of piracy and all, must be the damn Johnny Depp and Master and Commander movie lol ) so went for Diploma in Marine Engg from Singapore Poly... anyway went onboard a VLCC , sailed internationally for 6 months to japan,africa,UAE,egypt,US,holland (my last port call was at rotterdam, took SIA back from amsterdam)...
Pros: Experienced a lot of wonderful things...catching baby sharks off africa / watching dolphins freely in the big ocean / smelling the great fresh sea air... / managed to see some fantastic sights ( went through the Suez Canal 3 times :x) got to know some very dedicated honest sailors...
Cons: Worked like a slave...7am to 6pm , in charge of OWS ( marinefloc system was a ***** to operate, alarms everytime) , sewage system , incinerator ( carrying 20kg cement packs to rebuild the furnace is no fun job..neither is clearing the waste/sludge left afterwards) , in charge of maintaining both lifeboats, keep them charged and fueled.....sailing is a hard life so bound to have tempers flaring...mine got so bad that the 3rd mate and 2nd engineer punched our chief mate until he got so scared locked himself in the cabin till we docked and US coast guard had to come in heli and escort him off the ship...2nd engineer was discharged and replaced at the next availiable port even though the fault was seriously with the chief mate..and the best part is they fought due to not enough paint for both deck and engine departments......i myself came close to fighting with the 2nd mate cause he kept forcing us cadets to drink beer...the 2 deck cadets drank but i did not, he keep thinking i did not want to give him face.....but i already promised to keep myself clear from booze/drugs and whoring and i managed to do it.
Summary : Even though the work could get very tough (cried once during sailing...it was on my mum's bday and i called her via the satellite phone...she cried and so did i ...only then does one understand the meaning of home)
I still enjoyed working with the crew members especially the filipinos as we all worked our asses off together...will never forget our toils...cleaning the boiler...cleaning the sea-chests..entering the massive engine to check for scratches on the pistons...practising in the fire drills...learnt a lot about showing people respect and being sensitive to others..as well as being honest and hardworking..
Now in NS...my friends all ORD going uni liaoz i still here unsure of my future...some of my friends remarked that i have wasted 6 months of my life since i not going back sailing anymore...but i disagree...it was an experience like no other and i enjoyed it however brief it was...life is full of uncertainties but most important is to make the best out of your situation...be true to yourself and live free.
from DMR too! doing final year.
i understand what ur talking about bro, sailing it fun and its tough. depends on what kinda ship u get, what kinda mates u have. with the right combination. it will turn out just right.
dark mode, or light mode?
hehhehheh, your 3/E is waiting for u onboard @ sembawang drydock.
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bros. fresh dip grad here. am interested in shipping line but i major in biz management. Will i have any probs with e companies seeing tt im a biz grad?
dream, decide, do it...
still not many ppl here...
btw, now any compy affected by recession already?
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sorry to interrupt, but my friend wants to get into the Marine Industry, she is about to enrol with ITE for the Marine engineering course, she qualifies for Higher NITEC. I'm not sure if it is a good idea as she is a gerl and almost 3o! any advice to give her? up to what i read it is hard work...
why drink and drive when you can smoke and fly..
any Marine Supervisor position? Advan Dip holder here with Safety Course cert.....
sorry for interupt..
wanna check with u guys in sg izzit any private Diploma in Marine Engineering course..??
my result cannot go into SP as for higher nitec i m waiting for their reply...
hope to get u guys reply asap..
thanx in advance..
hi residents of the marine industry!
juz to share wif you, i got a job wif keppel in a few mths time, and the co. had assigned me to engineering dept (the HR told me). anyone here in this dept? hows life there? i look forward to serving there tho,
frankly speaking, i do have negative thoughts, but am trying hard to keep positive ;-)
Come, as you are, as you were, as I want.... you to be....
Any wartsila guys?
bro now the entrance to nautical studies not so easy. i personally o level l1r4 got 12 points and i'm doing my last year in diploma in nautical studies now. quite a few of my classmates got at least 16 points, some 9 points fella also kena reject during the interview.
ohh.. icic.. thanx alot for ur advice..
hmm.. realli keen for the course but nv get accept..
better stick with my current job at the moment as its tough time outside..
thats good optimistic thinking
Anyone work as safety supervisor in sembawang shipyard?
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I not fresh grad been working as an service engineer for SMT & Semi cons equipment for 5 yrs... Holding a mech Diploma.. Any lobang for me? I want to switch industries since my clients are all dying off here in spore....Have tried interview with Jurong Shipyard but cannot get in...
Are monkeys allow in SBF?
Hi all, I'm a newbie in this thread. Just a brief intro abt myself. I am working in Keppel. Well, have been in the Marine industry for 6 years. Used to be the operation team as a ship charging engineer for 1 year then the rest was in the Engineering dept as a Piping/Mechanical engineer.
Currently, I am seeking for a career advancement. Well, I enjoy working in the yard but would like to step into the oil/gas industry. Anyone got lobang in the oil/gas industry? I am looking for any technical job in the Marine,Oil/Gas field. The area I am specialise is at Piping/Pipeline Design. Would also like to take on new role in commissioning, surveying (Class Socieities), superintendent (...think only la), or working with those ship owners or any reputable oil/gas giant.
So anyone out there to recommend?
ken u've gt pm.. im frm nsspl too.. finishd class5.. waiting for ord.. haha
hi, reply u....
Piping supvervisor here in a lj subcon company..any lobang? lol
Is this real?
I'm in the "no life" clan...
located in the far north~~
I'm juz a HELL RIDER..
not a RACER..
Hello imported_ken_ you from APL ? Does this looks familiar ? From APL also.....
HAHA, hey archie, who r u may i ask??? is that APL Cairo??
I am just a punily cadet ..... nope its Cairo sister ship Pusan. Nice to meet you.
Hi Archie...nice to know u too...Oic...sister ship....
wow. quite a number of NOL guys here =)
I guess so ...... Are you ?
nope. i was on vlcc for my kadetship. no bonds.
sailing the high seas.
wow this thread still alive..
Ken>> so now what class u attained already?
Varadero Adventure Riders-Asia
hi...i just receive a call from tankstore to go der for an interview...
got any website from dis company n how's life der?
YAMAHA spark135 '07 - present
HONDA S4 '08 - present
Addit 4th..joining ship soon,paper work to do....Visa....blah blah stuff,therefore sorry if i no reply here...be home next year....where u from Varas?same company?
Both are new ship , i must say . However from what i know is that cairo has more problem then the other sisters .
MI_R1 ...... are you a ship superinterdent under APL also?
hi all..anyone from keppel..got any "lobangs"?
Dalian was the autumn of 2001...
Well CAIRO is the 1st of the lot, Jeddah...Pusan...Dalian, therefore the most problematic
superinterdent... :^) Superintendent u mean
NOPE, me not a Superintendent under APL.
Though I was a Superintendent, but not with APL
anybody know how to start about being an apprentice? thanks.