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Merchant Ships in War Zones | Chief MAKOi Seaman Vlog​

Premiered 16 hours ago
The attacks on merchant shipping in the Red Sea by the Houthi from Yemen and the recent capture of the MSC Aries by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz has significantly increased the dangers faced by merchant seafarers whose ships transit those areas.


48 Hours, 3 Ports, Zero Sleep at Sea - Women Seafarers share their experience!​



00:00 Introduction
01:28 Night Navigation with Fishing Boats
02:13 Cadets Learning Navigation
03:24 Magnetic Compass Checks
04:54 Anchorage Procedures on Bridge
06:29 Heaving Up Anchor
07:39 1st Port Shanghai Arrival
09:31 Women Cadets Experience of Ship Life
12:20 Departure Night Lapse
13:51 2nd Port Ningbo Arrival
16:40 Departure Time Lapse
17:39 New Ship's DOCKYARD
18:57 3rd Port Arrival

Navigating Careers at Sea: Ship Types, Pay Structures, and Assignments in SIU vs. MSC​

Apr 21, 2024

Join us in this in-depth episode of 'The Wandering Mariner' as we dive into the operational differences between the Seafarers International Union (SIU) and Military Sealift Command (MSC). Discover the various types of ships you might find yourself aboard, understand how pay structures differ, and explore how ship assignments are determined. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or new to maritime careers, this episode will provide valuable insights to help you navigate your career at sea. Don’t miss out as we compare these two key players in the maritime industry!


Clearing Shipwrecks From Dutch Waterways | The Salvage Masters​

Even when all seems lost, something can be saved. "The Salvage Masters" series follows salvage teams as they deploy to the scenes of maritime disasters to solve the biggest engineering challenges on the high seas.
Season 1, Episode 4
In this episode, waterways and shipping are the lifeblood of the global economy. This is especially true in the Netherlands, where the Dutch government began an unprecedented campaign to remove shipwrecks from hits waterways. These silent dangers lurking under the surface posed a grave danger to the country's economy, leaving the salvage companies with an immense challenge.


Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@DangerTV/videos

Crossing the cold NORTH SEA MID WINTER. Bad idea...!​

Apr 26, 2024

Join me on this first episode, across this brutal ocean as I planned to attend the incredible Up Helly Aa Vikingfestival!


Huge Piston Overhaul on Ship's Main Engine | Chief MAKOi Seaman Vlog​

Apr 27, 2024
In this episode, you'll see how the ship's engineers draw out a piston from the ship's main engine.


Merchant Marine: 20-Year Journeys, 5-Year Plans, and Leveraging Military Experience.​

May 21, 2024

In this Q&A session, we dive deep into the world of maritime careers, exploring the paths of 20-year veterans and their insights on building a long-term career at sea. We'll discuss practical 5-year plans to help you achieve your maritime goals, the steps to obtaining your Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), and how to leverage your military experience for a successful transition to the Merchant Marine. Whether you're a seasoned mariner or just starting out, this video provides valuable guidance and answers to your burning questions about thriving in the maritime industry.


I sailed in a North Sea Winter STORM. Final part.​

May 12, 2024
Making ready to depart, knowing there is a storm outside, is a gut wrenching feeling as you don't know what to expect. I guess that is the description of fear, not knowing. I reconed conditions would be within limits. 3 Februry I set out in what turned out to be my most challenging North Sea crossing by far. Join this ride across these dangerous oceans from Shetland to Norway. In following seas, the waves only grew bigger and bigger as I came closer to Norway.


Practicality of living abroad while in the Merchant Marine. #msc

May 30, 2024 SAN DIEGO

From the stunning shores of Thailand and the Philippines to the lively streets of Mexico and Brazil, share a cincersation about what makes these locations so captivating for seafarers.
How to balance work and leisure while navigating the seas.
Whether you're considering a career at sea or simply love to travel, this video offers a glimpse into the life of a modern mariner and the amazing places they visit.


My Experience with Stowaways | Chief MAKOi​

Another question came up in the comments section and it asked about stowaways.


Champagne Sailing & The Most Beautiful Place on EARTH! SV Delos Ep. 461​

There are more than 900,000 known islands in the world. You can probably name plenty of them...Tahiti, Bali, Maui...these iconic islands are a household name for most people. But there are still a handful of places on Earth that few people will ever hear of, let alone set foot on. And today we’re about to sail to one of them!

The time had finally come to say goodbye to Raroia...At this point we already had our haul out date set in the Society Islands, and we still had a lot of miles and amazing destinations to cover along the way, so as much as we would have loved to stay here, sailors gotta sail. And honestly, when your next destination is Tahanea...well you really can't complain! We have one of our most beautiful sails in a long time, and we can't believe our eyes when we enter into the atoll and we can see the bottom in a depth of 20 meters/60 feet. We are greeted by the local welcoming committee, and we quickly dive into everything this insane paradise has to offer, and show you what life is like for us out here.

This video has a really cozy, homey feel to it with lots of smiles, love, and Sierra adorableness that will just melt your heart 🥹 We hope you enjoy this one, and we're sending you lots of sunshine, love, and good vibes!

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