MV Banjo Bridge: My Training Ship

Almost four months (April to August 2011) of being on-board MV Banjo Bridge as a Trainee Electrician taught me priceless skills and showed me the real nature of being a seafarer. Thanks to my mentors (Elect. Lapiña and Elect. Melgar) for patiently and unselfishly guiding me through the duration of my training. If both of you were able to read this post, this is the least way I could show you my gratitude.

This post is a little late due to my busy schedule on-board another vessel the MV Seattle Bridge (my first command as an Electro-Technical Officer) and also due to unavailable internet connection while at sea (lucky are those who have free internet via satellite).

Anvin Argañosa

An Electronics Engineer by profession. A land-based worker turned into an ocean dweller. An "aspiring" business tycoon and financial advocate. A loving father to my daughter Julian. And a very obedient husband to Ann (wink!).

3 thoughts on “MV Banjo Bridge: My Training Ship

  • July 26, 2013 at 7:29 am


    ano po ang first agency mo? may SIRB na ko at REE license pero wala pang seabased experience. may alam ka pa bang ibang agency na tumatanggap kahit walang seabased experience?


  • June 26, 2015 at 10:50 am

    hello po, gusto ko rin mag ship electrician sa barko. REE, RME license,8yrs exp as electrician landbased, okey kaya kung mag apprentice(no salary ako pa magbabayad) ako sa inter island muna? sa mga ship electrician jan, ano sa tingin nyo?

  • June 28, 2015 at 5:17 am

    Good day!

    Try nyo po sir mag-apply directly sa mga agencies na international ang byahe ng barko. Ok rin po mag-inter island ka, pero sa opinion ko lang po kung balak mo lang din mag international vessel sa susunod, mas ok na international na kaagad kasi may land experience ka na rin at 8 years sabi mo po. Kahit magsimula ka as assistant electrician o trainee electrician. Minsan po kasi may mga agency na kahit may inter-island exp ka na as elect, papasakayin ka pa rin as assistant or trainee elect pag international vessel. So sayang ang oras, meron naman nagpapasakay directly international vessel basta kumpleto ka sa papeles at may land-based exp ka na.



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