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Pilotage by Captain Michael R. Watson (magazine article)

This short article is like a demitasse that provides a good overview and flavour of American pilotage. It was written by Captain Michael R. Watson, then president of the American Pilots Associaton (APA), and published in the US Coast Guard magazine 'Proceedings' (Spring 2011 edition). This file is courtesy of the APA. (290 KiB, PDF, 3 pages)


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Habit by William James (a paper on the principles of habit)

'Habit' is a treatise written by renowned American philosopher and psychologist William James. Published in 1914, it is useful reading for today's maritime educators, safety experts and others interested in marine accident prevention. James' paper, which was digitised by the Internet Archive, is courtesy of the University of Toronto in Canada. (1.9 MiB, PDF, 70 pages) Read the Marine Café Blog article about the relevance of William James' principles of habit to maritime safety training: The force of habit and the culture of maritime safety


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Bow Mariner disaster: Final investigation report of the United States Coast Guard

The USCG 2005 investigation report is very interesting as it describes the shipboard culture on the chemical tanker Bow Mariner, which exploded and sank on 28th February 2004 in the Atlantic Ocean. The USCG could not determine if this culture contributed to the accident, but its findings are eye-popping. It noted that there was "a lack of cohesiveness between the three Greek officers and the Filipino crew"; that the Filipino officers "did not eat in the officers' mess and were given only menial tasking"; and that several survivors reported that the Greeks "treated them with disrespect and were constantly threatening them with being fired."  Able Seaman Ronquillo stated that orders from the Greeks were like 'words from God.’ (2.6 MiB, PDF, 56 pages)


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Maritime School Assessment Program (MSAP) 2013 results

This document is from 2013, but it still provides a good perspective on the state of Philippine maritime education. The statistics include the number of 2nd year cadets who passed the 2013 MSAP written exams and school rankings based on the exam results. (341.3 KiB, PDF, 6 pages) See also the 2016-2018 MSAP results for John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU).


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Maritime School Assessment Program (MSAP): How John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) has performed

Find out how the prestigious John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) has been faring in the MSAP national written assessment of maritime cadets. This document covers the exams given in 2016, 2017 and 2018 (JBLFMU did not participate in 2019). It is published by Marine Café Blog under a Creatve Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence. (474.8 KiB, PDF, 3 pages) See also the MSAP 2013 nationwide results.


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Patterson’s Illustrated Nautical Dictionary, Unabridged

This dictionary written by American maritime author and educator Captain Howard Patterson (1856-1916) can be rightly called a gem of nautical literature. First published in 1891, it contains at least 5,000 nautical terms and hundreds of engravings. (21.6 MiB, PDF, 391 pages)


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EMSA list of STCW-related inspection visits to non-EU countries (2005–2019)

This is a chronological list of inspections of maritime administrations and education & training institutes conducted by the European Maritime Safety Agency in third countries. EMSA periodically makes the inspections to ensure full compliance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). As indicated in the list, the Philippines has been visited by EMSA more times than any other country between 2005 and 2019 (156 KiB, PDF, 5 pages)


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List of accredited Philippine maritime schools (as of July 2019)

This is the official Commission on Higher Education roster of Philippine colleges and universities authorised to offer the BS Marine Transportation and BS Marine Engineering programmes for academic year 2019-2020. It is inclusive of satellite campuses. The PDF file was created by Marine Café Blog. (1.5 MiB, PDF, 4 pages)


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International Hazards Datasheet (for ship engineer/machinist)

This five-page International Hazards Datasheet lists the hazards ship engineers may be exposed to in the course of their normal work — from cuts and injuries caused by sharp instruments to electric shocks and exposure to noise and heat. It also suggests preventive measures for dealing with such hazards. (File size: 61.3 KiB, PDF, five pages)


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International Hazards Datasheet (for seaman/seawoman)

This five-page guide could be a life-saver for seafarers working on deck. Co-produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO), it lists, in a standard format, different hazards to which deckhands may be exposed in the course of their day-to-day work. It also spells out preventive measures for dealing with such hazards. (File size: 60.4 KiB, PDF, five pages)  


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