The book highlights competencies such as survival at sea in the event of ship abandonment; cutting back the risk of fire and maintaining a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fire; the ability to take immediate action in the event of an accident or other medical emergency; compliance with emergency procedures; ability to take precautions against pollution of the marine environment; observance of safe working practices; ability to contribute to effective communications on board ship; ability to contribute to effective human relationships on board ship; and ability to understand and control fatigue.
Author/s: 2nd Marine Deck Officer Edelwina Reniedo-Kutukovs and 2nd Marine Deck Officer Junal O. Gatungay Jr. (Author-Coordinator)
Dr. Ernesto Y. Sibal was one of the few Filipinos in academic publishing who can irrefutably lay claim to these three titles—Patriot, Pioneer and Innovator. A staunch patriot, Dr. Sibal fiercely advocated the vision of designating Filipino-authored books for young Filipino learners. This vision was enabled by the establishment of Alemar’s Bookstore in 1958, and through the foresight and drive of Alegria Rodriguez, who shared in the vision of her husband, she helped galvanize then fledgling Alemar's Bookstore as the place to go for textbooks and school needs, propelling it to become the first established bookstore chain in the country.