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  • 07
    May
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    Written By Jaquie
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    We are a growing community of Mariners united to improve Maritime Safety through improving training, methods, ideas and discussion. Not everyone is a Modern Mariner nor do they want to be. Many want the maritime industry to stay as it has been, locked in place for half a century. Locked to the ideas of stringent hierarchy, in a place where, if you are in the lower ranks your opinion and ideas have no value. Judging others solely by age and experience - discounting their abilities and input. Those are the Mariners that pose the biggest danger to others. They fight against open discussion and trying new methods; they think that because of age, you can’t have knowledge, or are unable

  • 04
    Mar
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    Written By Jaquie
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    Since I last wrote we have had two more articles published on GCaptain. We've been discussing problems with training and knowledge. We have had good responses and bad ones - but onward we go. Even if a few people don't like it, the only thing that is certain is change. The maritime industry is changing, training is changing, even the nature of knowledge is changing. Now it is much less important that you know something and much more important that you know how to find out and how to gain skills. Training yourself has never been more important in a world where knowledge is all around you. Not knowing how to do something is no longer a valid excuse. You have

  • 15
    Feb
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    Written By Jaquie
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    Last week we had an article posted on GCaptian.com titled "Are we planning to fail?" I wanted to follow up on that with a few of the topics that were brought up by emails that were sent to me. I posted a small follow up to Linked-in, I got quite a few emails from the "contact us” boxes here. They show up right in my email box - so I was able to engage in a lot of interesting conversations. Thinking about how training has been traditionally approached and how we can approach training better. How to make it fun, engaging and memorable. We want to change training in the maritime industry - to a discussion based, fun and inquisitive

  • 08
    Feb
    Article, Blog
    Written By Jaquie
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    Recently we have started thinking a lot about planning, not only for reaching our goals - of further developing our courses and media to meet the needs of the Modern Mariner. But, to explore the methods and practices both good and bad in the Maritime Industry. We want to explore these ideas to grow and further develop our skills and knowledge and to present our findings and ideas about these practices to the Mariner. Seeing the incredible potential of the maritime industry - the ability to connect us all and trade, allowing for the quality of life to grow throughout the world. The free flow of goods makes all of our lives better. We as Mariners have the potential, not

  • 30
    Dec
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    Written By Jaquie
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    Seattle from Manchester

    Now that the year is almost over it is time for reflection not just as individuals but as an industry. A new opportunity to be seized and steps forward to be taken. As we know the past does not determine the future, but we can still learn things from it that we can use to improve our present course. It has been a hard year for the maritime industry. The shipping market has been down for most cargos and it seems as if there have been more accidents - though maybe they just aren’t as under-reported as they once were. This year saw the sinking of the El Faro - with her entire crew. The worst U.S. Flag loss since

  • 18
    Dec
    Article
    Written By Jaquie
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    I am a Modern Mariner. I respect others regardless of gender, race, rank, or religion. I am a guardian of my safety, the safety of others, and the safety of the vessel. I am forever improving my skills and understanding. I am a teacher of what I have learned, but ever open to new methods and ideas. I am kind, generous, and caring in my dealings onboard and ashore. I document and fix problems and potential problems, so that other mariners can be aware and also take action. I will not lie about problems or deficiencies. I will not let others take risks with their safety or the safety of others. I will not belittle my colleagues nor condone others in doing so. I am a Modern Mariner. I travel, live, work, on the water transporting what is necessary for life in the modern world. We are fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends - we are people making our way in the world and deserve to be treated as such by ourselves and others, just as they do. With respect. -J.E.P. Burton (free use with link or attribution)

    I am a Modern Mariner. I respect others regardless of gender, race, rank, or religion.  I am a guardian of my safety, the safety of others, and the safety of the vessel. I am forever improving my skills and understanding. I am a teacher of what I have learned, but ever open to new methods and ideas. I am kind, generous, and caring in my dealings onboard and ashore. I document and fix problems and potential problems so that other mariners can be aware and also take action.   I will not lie about problems or deficiencies.  I will not let others take risks with their safety or the safety of others. I will not belittle my colleagues nor condone

  • 25
    Sep
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    Written By Jaquie
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    This week is a special one to us. We have been building this course all summer, and we are now at the point that it is now open to students! We know that the Coast Guard Rules of the Road Exam can be stressful. That 90% correct to pass can be very intimidating. But we made you this course - to make it your easiest exam. It covers everything you need to know to pass the Rules of the Road test - up to the level of Unlimited Master Mariner. The price right now is $39/ month - you can disenroll at any time (if you are not happy in the first 30 days you can have a full refund). After

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