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Topics in Category: Seafarer's Concern

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Topic started 23 Mar 2015 10:54 by madhubanti
The Filipino is generally friendly, peace-loving and sociable fellow. He has a compromising character and is not inclined to confrontation. When a Westerner's personal rights are trampled upon, his first reaction is ordinarily to complain and fight back. The Filipino is surprised to see Westerners...
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Last Post by madhubanti 14 Apr 2015 06:42
Here are some general statements intended to help Masters and officers sailing with Filipino seamen: 1. Filipino's body language: •The Filipino frequently nods in the middle of a conversation, which simply means, "I understand what you are saying," but it does not mean "yes." •The eyebrows are...
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Topic started 30 Mar 2015 12:16 by Sengupta
Seafaring work patterns involve periods of leave and sea-time and the associated transition periods as the seafarer moves from one situation to the other. Now we explore seafarers’ and their partner’s experiences of the different aspects of the work cycle. It begins by exploring the...
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Topic started 23 Mar 2015 12:16 by Sengupta
Seafaring work patterns involve periods of leave and sea-time and the associated transition periods as the seafarer moves from one situation to the other. Now we explore seafarers’ and their partner’s experiences of the different aspects of the work cycle. It begins by exploring the...
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Topic started 18 Mar 2015 11:35 by Sengupta
Seafaring work patterns involve periods of leave and sea-time and the associated transition periods as the seafarer moves from one situation to the other. Now we explore seafarers’ and their partner’s experiences of the different aspects of the work cycle. It begins by exploring the...
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Topic started 17 Mar 2015 11:53 by Sengupta
This forum thread explores the reasons both seafarers and their partners which account for seafarers’ continued service at sea and the benefits they see attached to this particular lifestyle.  Money When asked about the benefits of a seafaring career both seafarers and their partners most...
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Topic started 09 Mar 2015 08:39 by madhubanti
There is a reluctance on the part of a Filipino to ask questions in situations where a Westerner ordinarily will. Officers who have managed Filipino seamen often wonder why they usually get a respectful silence when they expect them to react to certain issues they bring up in meetings. One possible...
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Topic started 03 Mar 2015 11:32 by Sengupta
Seafaring work patterns will vary based on a number of factors such as nationality and rank of seafarer, employers’ policies, type of trade and routes sailed. A typical length of contract for a Filipino rating is 9 months, with Sierra Leonians working average contracts of 12 months. Senior Indian...
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Topic started 03 Mar 2015 10:56 by madhubanti
Knowing the correct Filipino Phrases can take you miles!!! Learning and using a few Filipino words while with Filipino seamen is a very powerful way of saying "I like you." Common greetings such as "Kumusta kayo?" (How are you?); Magandang umaga" (Good morning); "Magandang gabi" (Good Evening);...
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Topic started 23 Feb 2015 11:15 by Sengupta
• The average Filipino speaks English well, sometimes even sounding like an American (In fact most of them will definitely sing a karaoke like an American, though). • At times, however, Filipinos speak English with distinct regional accents -- Tagalog, Ilocano, Pampango, Visayan -- depending on...
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Topic started 13 Feb 2015 11:36 by Sengupta
• Laughter spices the life of the Filipino. Without it, life for him becomes a mere routine and brings about sheer boredom. Laughter or giggling is commonly used to relieve tension in embarrassing or emotionally charge situations. • Westerners find this mannerism disturbing. • It seems...
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Topic started 09 Feb 2015 12:02 by Sengupta
Many (including me) are oftentimes baffled by a Filipino's positive answer to an appointment or to instructions given only to discover later on that the same individual did exactly the opposite without cancelling the appointment or asking questions regarding the clarity of the instructions. An...
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Last Post by Sengupta 09 Feb 2015 12:04
This is because of the Filipino desire to please in spite of the negative response. To interpret the meaning of this "I'll try" or such similar vague answers, requires only a little persuasion to change the "I'll try" to a reluctant "yes" or an apologetic "no."
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Topic started 04 Feb 2015 11:45 by Sengupta
A seafarer at some point of his/her career might look for a shore job and sometimes the decisions are spontaneous while in the most cases the reasons might be different like what we discussed in a previous Forum. But whenever he/she wants to make a change there are certain disadvantages that might...
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Topic started 09 Jan 2015 09:56 by Sengupta
May Be not all the Time but Sometimes Seafarers tend to leave the Sea Life and Come Ashore. Research conducted by Barnett, Gatfield, Overgaad, Peckan and Graveson tells you the following Reasons for Seafarers to leave the Sea Life and come Ashore: 1) Firstly according to the researchers, many...
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Last Post by Sengupta 04 Feb 2015 07:28
That is very unfortunate as the quality of people in the crewing agencies are not up to the desired level
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Topic started 03 Feb 2015 12:10 by Sengupta
• To communicate effectively with Filipinos one has to step back and look at how they develop perception Meanings are not in words but in people. • The Westerner has to listen two or three times as hard to Filipinos in order to find out what they really mean. • Filipinos prefer to use body...
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Topic started 02 Feb 2015 11:31 by Sengupta
Changing professions is never an easy task. A doctor with all her degrees cannot decide to become a Carpenter, one fine day. But for Seafarers it is even more challenging and that is for Four Major Reasons. They are as Follows: 1. Learned Helplessness: Sometimes prolonged life in the sea makes a...
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Topic started 30 Jan 2015 11:02 by Sengupta
Some Filipino seamen have created an image of the Filipino as a quarrelsome breed who tends to gang up with others of his country to fight it out with any other ethnic group willing to take them on. In general, this is not so. The Filipinos are a peace-loving people. They can easily accept as...
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Topic started 29 Jan 2015 10:39 by Sengupta
A seafarer is a peculiar animal. He is a stranger when he comes ashore and is the odd man out in almost any situation. We cater for the loneliness of the seafarer - that might sum the whole thing up. When you come home you stick out like a sore thumb - the world has gone on without you and it is...
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Topic started 21 Jan 2015 08:07 by Sengupta
While sailing and managing a multi-national crew is very tricky specially considering the diversity in the food habits. This Forum is actually a guide to the Crew Managers and the Ship Management Companies around the globe about the things they should remember while managing a Filipino Crew...
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Topic started 16 Jan 2015 12:37 by Sengupta
Recently we have discussed the reasons for which a Seafarer might leave the sea life and join a more safe and secured shore job! The same research now also shows the reasons for which a Seafarer continues to sail: 1. The promotions are fast track and the chances of becoming a Master or a Chief...
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Topic started 12 Jan 2015 10:26 by Sengupta
Filipino Seafarers are the first in the nationalities of Seafarers, by demography in the International Merchant Ships’ Fleet. Most of us has worked or would work with the Filipinos, somewhere in some ships. Though every country has its own culture and traits to manage human resource, but for the...
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