How to get Placed in international shipping company in Philippines


Increasing demands in maritime industry may be the good reason for you to become a seafarer, and at the same time there are many competitors competing with you to get your job. To get placed in maritime industry you have to be the best among them and has the knowledge required in that field. It is necessary for an individual to complete various courses in order to get placed in shipping industry.

Let's take a look at most basic courses that required becoming a seafarer

1. Fire Prevention and Fire fighting (Basic)-

This course trains the candidate to tackle hazardous situation that can occur on-board. It focuses on teaching how to fight a range of different fires, extinguish fires. Rescue casualties and using breathing apparatus and fire fighting equipments.

2. Elementary First Aid-

Its main objective is to provide minimum basic first aid training such as casualty handling, examination of casualty, actions on discovering a casualty, treatment of bleeding, burns and shocks, using first aid equipment on-board and revitalization techniques.

3. Personal Survival Techniques-

One will gain basic survival training and practical knowledge about understanding sea survival. This course trains the delegates to survive at sea, investigation the causes of distress, abandonment procedures, righting life propel, familiarisation of equipments and helicopter rescue.

4. Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities-

Learn how to work on a vessel including emergency procedures, responding appropriately in an emergency, pollution prevention, safe working practices and working effectively in a multicultural environment.

5. Proficiency in Security Awareness-

This course provides knowledge about on-board security to enhance security level and knowledge on how to identify report and recognise any security threats.

To join as a deck hand, delegates must undergo the EDH (Efficient Deck Hand) courses to gainknowledge of the job including: rope work, seamanship skills, pilot ladders, means of access, etc. Delegates must have full understanding of seamanship, safe working load (SWL) calculations and the code of safe working practice for merchant seaman. He/she must have the ability to perform all the duties of deckhand and knowledge of shipboard operation and organizations and its associated topics.

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