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Marine Café Blog

Marine Café Blog is a maritime blog which deals mainly with seafarer issues and maritime art and culture. Launched in late 2009, it has gained a reputation for honest, straight-from-the-heart writing. Its worldwide readership is comprised of maritime executives, seafarers, academics and others interested in the maritime world. 

The name of the blog was inspired by the idea that writing should be as flavourful and stimulating as coffee.


About the Blogger

Barista Uno is the pen name of a maritime writer based in Manila known to his fans worldwide as BU. He is a former international shipping, ports and energy journalist. After years of chasing stories for leading trade publications, he gave up journalism in 2009 to relish the joy and freedom of blogging. His main interests outside of the shipping world are literature, art, photography and philosophy.

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