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The Sole Lookout Man

LOOKOUT-MAN CNIC LIMBE Just like the police who are in charge of the safety of their citizen in society against all criminal circumstances that prevail or may prevail. At Sea, we have the Lookout man. He is a member of the bridge team (consisting of; OOW, AB,  boatswain , deck cadet, officers, and the master). With these awesome team, the vessel can navigate safely through the random occuring obstacle at sea. There are different duties assigned to the lookout man based on the time of day, and weather conditions.  Either way, he/her main duty is to ensure the safe navigation of the vessel at Sea. The sole lookout man with undivided focus on the task at hand using all his senses, mainly sight and hearing to detect incoming dangers for the safe navigation of the vessel. He then reports to the OOW who processes the given information to the master or any superior of his on the vessel at the moment of need before immediate action is to be taken. Who can be the sole lookout onboard? In genera
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Safety first 🗣👤🌊

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Connection| Potential| Ambition

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👮‍♂️ Is leadership what it is or what you think it is? Leadership has been addressed similarly in different historical biblical stories around the world. Some showcase, strength, courage, smartness, and discipline of a person taking a stand against all odds. Demonstrating a strong moral character which builds; Respect, Integrity, Courage, and a sound moral compass. Such influential drag people to recognise what they lack in themselves. Leaving them wanting the desirable. What is leadership base on? "Authority" and "Power". It's only natural for the strong to suppress and rule over the weak. Tell me what do you think "Are Leaders are born or made"? We have heard of leaders that were born to lead like kings and Queens. A generation upon generation nobles living the glory of their ancestors. We have also heard about leaders that had to go through the struggle of life and due to their drive others got the necessary inspiration to improve. Type of leadersh


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Death On Duty Or Rescued

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