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Job Hunting

Horrific.  That’s the first word that springs to mind.  There aren’t any jobs, not for the newly qualified deck officers anyway.  Everyone was all doom and gloom, everyone said it was bad.   616 more words

Merchant Navy

Tsunami of Emotions!!!

Ecstatic, super happy and bursting with joy…yet calm, composed and fearing the worst. This explains the state of my mind in the 1st week of Nov 2014. 1,498 more words

Life At Sea

A Quick Overview of the HNC/D Deck Cadet Training Program

After a successful interview for a Cadetship I’ve been told I’ll be following the ‘HNC/D Deck Training Program’.

I would have rather followed the Foundation Degree program which includes more courses and some exemptions from exams in the future when I want to rise up the ranks but hey-ho after three years of study I’ll have my ticket regardless and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in this September. 289 more words


First Post - Welcome.

Welcome to Sam to Sea. This is the first official post on my website and I hope to make many more. Here you will be able to follow me as I hopefully progress through the ranks from cadet up to the almighty Captain. 37 more words


Deck Cadet Interview Officially Passed!

It’s official!  I have an offer of sponsorship from my first choice of sponsoring company!  I’m finding it somewhat hard to find the words to describe just how relieved and overjoyed I am right now. 592 more words



Rule 3 Safe Speed-Every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that she can take proper and effective action to avoid collision and be stopped within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions.

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35006 passes her steam test!

Good evening,

Tonight we are pleased to report that yesterday 35006 Peninsular & Oriental S.N. Co, passed her formal steam test with her insurance company. She has had a few trial steamings of her boiler over the last few months, enabling a number of minor niggles to be identified and corrected.This is a very significant milestone as the society can now operate the pressure vessel whenever they want (at the discretion of the GWSRs boiler responsible officer). 282 more words

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