A typical day at work would be two 4 hour watches (shifts) the first in the morning the second in the evening, These are either on the bridge maintaining a safe navigational watch iaw international and company regulations, whilst the ship is on passage or at anchor. When the ship is in port the watch will be in the Cargo Control Room, conducting cargo operations.
I have learnt many different skills, and have gained knowledge and experience of shipboard operations during my career.
On board each ship there is a strong safety culture this is actively promoted by the on board management team, the officers and ratings.
The hardest part of being in the Merchant Navy is being away from home for a period of time, however the most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the world, and the time at home on earned voyage leave.
Being away from home for three months