With all of the excitement and happiness to work on sea, freshers forget that they need various qualities and skills to work in any position on board.
In addition to academic and theoretical knowledge, seaman should possess certain personality traits and skills to work on board. All basic qualities can be well developed and trained by best crewing agency. We have heard about incident stating how soon to become seafarer sometime lost their opportunity to work on board because of their negligence to develop the skills required.
Here we will be seeing few basic qualities to become a successful seaman.
On a course of shipping, crew may come across unpleasant and tough situation like bad weather or mechanical fault in vessel. For such a time as this, seaman should be able to think a way to coordinate and solve a problem. They sometimes might be in a position to take some serious decision at that very moment. So it is vital to make decision in order to make sure the safety of vessel, crew and yourself.
As working on board is not an individual work, seaman should be able work as a team. Seamen are expected to be friendly and matured with positive attitude. And also considering the importance of communication for successful journey, they should also be able communicate freely with other teams as well.
Apart from these qualities seamen should have other significant qualities like leadership, confidence, personal hygiene, emotional intelligence and knowledge about necessary required skills to become a seafarer.
Working on sea is not easy as everybody thinks; it is clearly one of the tough jobs in this world. Imagine you being away from your family in a room along with 20 peoples who you have never met for 9 months with limited supplies and foods, do you think it would be easy for you to tackle any conflicts? This is the reason why seamen should have knowledge of human behaviour. Seamen should be capable of assessing colleague’s indifference of ability, like, dislikes and their behavioural changes according to the situation.
Interorient maritime agency is helping freshers to become seafarer and to choose right career path. We also offer seaman training in Philippines in order to develop the qualities to work with shipping crew. Besides seam training, we also offer crew recruitment and crew management training in Philippines which is the reason for us to swear 100% job opportunity in Philippines and other various ports around the world.