Invaluable Learning Experience About Shipping for Deck Cadets

07 Feb 2019
Marlow Philippines

Deck Prospective Officers in the Philippines tour Marlow full managed vessel during call at Manila to learn more about the ship’s operations, as well as the importance of shipping and maritime to world trade.

Invaluable Learning Experience about Shipping for Deck Cadets


Marlow deck prospective officers and their instructors from United Maritime Training Centre (UMTC) recently undertook a tour of full management vessel MV Warnow Boatswain during a recent call at the Port of Manila’s container terminal.

The tour started with a safety briefing and introduction on the Bridge where the Master introduced all his Officers to the group. A comprehensive escorted tour of the ship was provided, including the Navigational Bridge, Cargo Office, accommodation, the entire deck and then the engine, engine control and steering gear rooms.

The tour ended with refreshments and snacks and a very interesting Q&A session with the Master who was keen to hear what the prospective officers liked most of all on-board and why they have chosen seafaring as their profession.

“The ship, working cargo and unloading hundreds of containers at Port of Manila, as well as loading export containers with refrigerated perishable goods, was no doubt an excellent learning venue for these prospective officers, as they not only saw and experienced how the ship operates, but also understand the importance of shipping to the movement of world trade,” explained Operations Manager, Marlow Navigation, Captain Graham Cowling.

The visit also helped the cadets to consolidate and understand the theoretical aspects of their training in UMTC classrooms through the support and assistance of the Master, Officers and Crew of MV Warnow Boatswain.



Since the company’s beginnings in 1982 from the maritime hub of Limassol, Marlow Navigation has grown to become a globally renowned and trusted name in the ship management industry. Today, a network spanning more than 10 countries, with 1,000 shore-based staff, 14,000 crew on board managed vessels and approximately 24,000 active seafarers in the employment pool, underpins the company’s progress, business sustainability and client-focussed ethos.

Scope of services have over the past four decades broadened to fully-fledged maritime activities, including crew management, full technical ship management, new ship building supervision, finance and administration, crew recruitment, training and safety, and offshore services.

These are provided out of management offices in Limassol, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Mumbai and Hong Kong, together a global network of seafarer recruiting agencies, a state-of-the-art maritime academy in the Philippines, and international naval training centres in Ukraine, Russia and Germany.

Marlow Navigation (Corporate Head Office)
Worldwide crew & ship management

Marlow Building
13 Alexandrias Street
3013, Limassol, Cyprus

Telephone: +357 25882588
Facsimile: +357 25882599
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