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  • Off to sea for the first time - so stop to think!

    To all you first trippers, off to sea over the next few weeks I hope you all have a fabulous first trip. There is a serious side to this post though. Many of you will have done confined spaces courses over the last few weeks and not paid 100% attention. I just want to tell all of you to be so vigilant on this trip, and all future ones, and think before you go into any space. In 2009 a first trip cadet from Warsash, 4 weeks and 3 days into his first voyage, died in a tanker pumproom incident which...
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  • What to take to sea

    What to take to sea

    From the pen of our esteemed member Hatchorder... Here I sit, remembering my first trip to sea, and all the things I took that I did not need, and all the things I should have taken that nobody told me about. So my son, who is just about to start his cadetship, turns around and says “Dad, what will I need to take away to sea?” I got to work and produced a spreadsheet. Then came the inevitable questions of “why that?” so I started adding notes. By the end it was a work of art and I g...
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  • Joining Ship

    Joining Ship

    So you've finished up your first college phase, packed your bags and you're ready to go! Joining your first ship can be daunting. Foreign countries, travelling alone and a bevy of officials and paperwork can be overwhelming. Here's an experienced officer's guide to joining your ship!
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  • What should I pack?

    What should I pack?

    Are you heading on your first trip to sea and unsure what to take? Let us help. ...
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  • Off to sea for the first time - so stop to think!
    by Hatchorder
    To all you first trippers, off to sea over the next few weeks I hope you all have a fabulous first trip. There is a serious side to this post though. Many of you will have done confined spaces courses over the last few weeks and not paid 100% attention. I just want to tell all of you to be so vigilant on this trip, and all future ones, and think before you go into any space. In 2009 a first trip cadet from Warsash, 4 weeks and 3 days into his first voyage, died in a tanker pumproom incident which...
    22nd January 2013, 12:15 PM
  • What to take to sea
    by size4riggerboots
    From the pen of our esteemed member Hatchorder... Here I sit, remembering my first trip to sea, and all the things I took that I did not need, and all the things I should have taken that nobody told me about. So my son, who is just about to start his cadetship, turns around and says “Dad, what will I need to take away to sea?” I got to work and produced a spreadsheet. Then came the inevitable questions of “why that?” so I started adding notes. By the end it was a work of art and I g...
    7th June 2012, 10:33 PM
  • Joining Ship
    by GuinnessMan
    So you've finished up your first college phase, packed your bags and you're ready to go! Joining your first ship can be daunting. Foreign countries, travelling alone and a bevy of officials and paperwork can be overwhelming. Here's an experienced officer's guide to joining your ship!
    ...
    21st January 2012, 10:09 PM
  • What should I pack?
    by The H
    Are you heading on your first trip to sea and unsure what to take? Let us help. ...
    4th January 2012, 10:33 AM
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