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  • It is 7:15 a.m. and i'm going to prepare for my eight o'clock navigation

  • watch

  • heading down to the galley for my breakfast and then I try to go upl to

  • the bridge

  • about 10 to 15 minutes earlier so i can get my coffee done

  • as of now we are right in the middle of northern pacific, so this vlog will be a bit late

  • because i don't have any internet ... it is quite foggy outside... fog in this area is so thick, we can't

  • see anything around us

  • so we rely on the radar to navigate

  • you can't even see the forward mast..boein~boein~boein~

  • so let's talk about my job

  • what is a watch keeper

  • I get paid to stare at the window :D A Watchkeeper AKA officer of the watch

  • sometimes we refer to an officer's is in charge of the navigation and also the

  • overall status of the ship

  • mr. Sulu you have the Con... you have the Conn have the con.. you have the con..

  • Safe navigation is the main priority

  • Mr. Ma! Starboard 15

  • we plot positions with

  • paper charts in addition to using electronic charts to cross-check

  • when the skies are clear and seas are calm

  • we can use the an instrument called a sextant

  • with a sextant we get the bearing and altitude of stars and planets

  • and from that we can calculate our position on earth

  • cool right? then there are some other tasks such as monitoring computer

  • systems, radio watch, maintaining communication

  • so when the crew is doing work on deck or inside the engine room. The officers from the

  • bridge maintains a link of communication by using the walkie-talkie

  • that way we can coordinate ship activities and should an emergency arise

  • we can be the first response to activate the alarms and muster up everyone

  • thats because all the alarms are located on the bridge and it is readily

  • available to be activated

  • i'm also assigned to handle the upkeep of FFE and LSA. FFE stands for fire

  • fighting equipment and LSA stands for life-saving appliances

  • and when the ship is approaching port I fill in the poor clearance papers

  • boring :(

  • Off my watch now, have to go do my laundry

  • contrary to what others believe, the captain's doesnt stay on the bridge 24/7

  • he

  • takes command when its arrival or departure... or when theres a situation where

  • it needs his attention

  • so that's a wrap for this week next week we are going to the duct keel of the ship

  • for those who don't know the keel is the spine of the vessel.

  • It is at the very bottom

  • that would be very interesting there's a few more topics i want to covers such as what

  • the other officers do, how we check refrigerated containers, and cargo

  • operation which I've got some pretty amazing footage. i'll show you guys right

  • now!

  • hope you guys enjoy my vlog. Subscribe for more content

  • check out my time lapse, it is pretty nice :D and i'll see you guys next week

  • each of us take....

It is 7:15 a.m. and i'm going to prepare for my eight o'clock navigation

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What is a WatchKeeper? Deck Officer? | THICK FOG!!! | Life at Sea | Mariner's Vlog #4

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    吳易晉 posted on 2018/08/04
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