HomeResearch Journal College of Engineering JBLFMU-Molovol. 3 no. 1 (2010)

Benefits and Problems in Seamanship among Seafarers of John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation, Iloilo City

Jameson A. Dionio | Rolly A. Lope | Jhorie B. Panizale | Michael N. Prondo | Ryan C. Sangalang | Cris Ryan B. Verdeflor | Ritz H. Sumande | Jhovanne I. Repiedad



The purpose of this study was to determine the benefits and problems in seamanship among seafarers of John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation, Iloilo City. The data of this descriptive research were gathered using the two data-gathering instruments entitled “Benefits and Problems in Seamanship Rating Scales” designed by the researchers. The respondents of this study were the 40 purposively selected deck and engine officers who enrolled at the Training Center of JBLF for school year 2004-2005. Descriptive statistics employed were the mean, frequency count, percentage, and rank. No inferential statistics used in this study. The findings revealed that the most prevalent benefits in seamanship perceived by the seafarers are the following: “seamanship can give a lot of opportunity to seafarers to travel and see different places around the world”, “seamanship provides seafarers exposure to different culture”, “seamanship enables seafarers and their members of family to eat costly food at prestigious restaurants”, “seamanship can let seafarers enjoy luxurious items, like cellular phone,  telephone, car, etc.”, “seamanship is an opportunity for the seafarers to build businesses to provide jobs for other people”, “seamanship allows seafarers to contribute to the country’s economic growth”, “seamanship could provide seafarers the ample funds for family travel”. The problems in seamanship as perceived by the seafarers are the following: “seamanship means mentally exhausting works on board”, “pressure in performing the work/job expected by officers assigned to you”, “psycho-social problems”, “crab mentality of some Filipino crew & officers”, “irregular communication from the members of families and loved ones”, “unwillingness of some officers to teach subordinates about jobs related works”.