I finished my degree on July 2nd 2018, but even after the school is finished, there’s a lot of work that has to be done.
Friday (June 23rd) was the second and last day of the 3rd Conference of the Economics of the Sea Journal, and I was pleased to have the chance to talk to the President of Apormar, the Maritime Machine Engineer officer Álvaro Sardinha, who very kindly clarified many of my doubts about the Maritime transport market.
Every day that goes by I’m one step closer to departing to the sea, which is by far one of my biggest dreams. There are no words to describe how happy I feel for being able to study something I really like. 😀
Celestial navigation is still to this day a tool used by seamen to check, whithout the need of electrical appliances, their position while out in the ocean. That’s why this is one of my classes in my nautical sciences degree. In this article i won’t go to deep on the calculations themselves, I’ll just talk a little about the class.
It was in the scope of our Physics-Chemistry class that we went on a field trip to the Port of Sines, since it is the most significant merchant port in Portugal and the one who moves more cargo annually. More than 50% of the maritime cargo that moves nationally goes through there. As far as energy products are concerned (fuels and such), that percentage goes up to 74 %.
Why did I choose nautical science?
I’ve always dreamed about having a job that was different, not one of those everybody keeps complaining about.