Month: July 2012

Is there a gym for crew on ships?

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Ashley H. (USA) asks, Do they have a staff exercise room on most ships? Yup. All the ships that I’ve been on do. It would be a very very bad ship to not have a gym and recreation…

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Moving onto a ship, how much to bring and how to decide?

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Ashley H. (USA) asks, How do you move onto a ship??? I feel like it’s leaving for college all over again! I mean, clothing, personal items, equipment…how much are you allowed to bring and how do you decide?…

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What was your certification process like?

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Ashley H. (USA) emailed asking, What was your certification process like?  (I saw online that some lines require medical certificates, Visas, safety certs, Seaman’s books….etc.) In the Philippines, we are required to go through a seaman’s Basic Safety…

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What is your workload like? Do you have days off?

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Ashley H. (USA) says, The info that I’ve found so far says that, for the most part, photogs work 6-7 days a week, 10+ hours. I’m not afraid of hard work … but what is your workload like?…

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