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Danaos Corporation acquires 6 wide Eco-Design Container shipsDanaos Corporation has signed an agreement to purchase six container ships with a capacity of 5,466 TEU each, with upgraded loading and fuel consumption system, built at the Hanjin Subic Bay shipyard. How to get a job in a modern fleet?
How to check technical characteristics of vessel?How to confirm that the real parameters correspond to the declared ones? There are lots of web resources with technical parameters of ships still not of them are good enough.
A legal and safe way of crossing the border with the salary in cash.According to the customs laws of Ukraine monetary funds are classified as goods, so the rule for declaration of the amounts exceeding the equivalent of 10,000 (ten thousand) euros is also applied for money carrying. How to cross the border with the salary in cash?
Telemedicine for ship's crew: contact with doctor from anywhere in the worldWhere distance is a crucial factor for obtaining medical services, there come telemedicine. Likar Online telemedicine service provides consultation in the format of chat, audio or video call without the need to connect roaming. The service doctors assess the patient's condition and give recomme
Unpretentious dual fuel engine. Eco-friendly progress is real.According to Rob Jackson, professor of Stanford University, in 2020 carbon dioxide emissions decreased by 5%. The main “pollutants” are diesel engines and boiler plants of sea-going ships. People cannot refuse to move forward, but the opportunity to reduce the level of their influence o
The way of getting seafarer loan: analysis of Ukrainian banksWhat keypoints should a seafarer take into consideration when applying for a loan? How transparent are the terms of such loans and what are the real interest rates?
BOSIET courses. You learn better when lightly stressedThe main emergency response certificate is the BOSIET course certificate. Check its content, terms of period and location details inside.
OFFSHORE - 2020: expectations vs. realityOFFSHORE OR TANKER? Today, the tanker fleet is equal to the offshore one in terms of salaries. So what to choose?
Electronic marine documents in details. Main steps to issue an electronic signatureSeafarers can register an electronic personal account and apply for an exam, for seaman's seagoing service record book or for issuing working diploma there online. Electronic signature is required to use the account.
Where to get tested for Covid-19?Currently, one of the most frequent requests in the browser is "where to take the Covid-19 test". We have made a selection of medical centres in Ukraine where you can pass a test for coronavirus infection.
Is there real life in spite of the quarantine? Check the most popular online marine courses.Now, more than ever, online marine English courses are popular. What do they charge? These are individual classes (often with native speakers) using online literature, which is not always found on ordinary bookshelves. "Crewing Guide" offers to draw your attention to the following courses.
Pandemic changes in approaches to marine documents and training. How should a seafarer react?Changes in obtaining Maritime documents, GMDSS, certificates, seaman's passport and service record
Green tariff plan for your own solar power plant to earn you money while you're at sea.Brandnew type of reliable investment? In Ukraine it's legal for individuals to sell electricity generated using alternative sources. The country in its turn ensures the purchasing of the energy at a green tariff
Advertising in Ukraine. Lawyer comments on what language is preferable to post information in media.On April 25, 2019, the Law of Ukraine "on ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state language"was adopted in Ukraine. From January 16, 2021, the requirements for mandatory use of the Ukrainian language will come into force
The influence of residence country on the seaman’s wage level. Benchmarking analysis from Drewry Shipping.The independent maritime consulting centre Drewry Shipping determined a standard wage rate for each country that traditionally "supplies" the world’s merchant fleet market with the largest number of seamen
“PAID LEAVE” OR “JAIL ON WATER”?Looking through the information on the Web you can often come across the opinion that working on a yacht is a kind of “jail on water”. While other people say on the contrary that this is a great opportunity to earn money traveling around the world. So where is the truth?
New fraud scheme is detected! Details inside.Why to beware even of crewing companies with License? A seafarer may receive a call from a company's ex-employee still having access to the database and documents. Or the caller may just use the company as a cover actually having no relation to it.
Sports inside the cabin. Burning fat & building muscles: Is it real?Indeed. Do not despair if there is no gym aboard. Personal trainer Evgeniy Oleynik @strajjekson recommends a series of simple exercises to reduce fat efficiently retaining muscles, energy and joint health.
Annual health care programs for seafarersLeading specialists of the Odrex Medical center have developed annual programs for patients of all age categories. All types of outpatient, inpatient, and surgical care are provided to patients — more than 1,900 types of medical services.