Martes, Setyembre 1, 2015

MV "DOUBLE HAPPINESS" in Sual Port Pangasinan Phil.



Sual Port Pangasinan City (NAPOCOR POWER PLANT)

This year is the 3rd Voyage of my husband. His first voyage was  in 2011 and the name of the ship was Mv Luna Spirit. It was a car ship. On the 2nd year 2013, it was Mv Unicorn Ocean (Bulk Carrier) and this year, 2015 is Mv Double Happiness (also a Bulk Carrier). 

His contract every year is 9 months, then he goes home for vacation that is about 3-5 months - that also depends in his situation if he will have a training, exams or reviews. Also, sometimes if he will promoted on board their contract will be extended up to  2-3 months. whoa! (pwede bang wag nalang sya ma promote para 9 months lang hehe!)

             (Mv Double Happiness but this pic is not in the Sual port hehe I just search this from google lol)

MV/Double Happiness
Vessel named "DOUBLE HAPPINESS", registered with IMO number 9336036 and MMSI 371359000 is bulk carrier.  Currently sailing under the flag of Panama. She was built in 2005.

On April 29, 2015 my husband departed from the Philippines to China because his joining port was in China. Do you know that one of the hardest things in life is when you say goodbye to someone? Oh yeah! Because when during his first voyage way back 2011, pauwi nalang sya but di pa rin ako maka move-on and I'd always cry every time I miss him, that's true!!  However, on his 3rd voyage I already prepared myself emotionally because know that I am a very emotional person. lol! So hindi na namin sya hinatid sa airport to avoid drama heheh! Hinatid lang namin siya sa highway pinasakay ng taxi, so di masyadong malungkot at nakakaiyak, right?

           (Zd and me with others Seafarers wives, at Sual Port Waiting Area)

The  joining port of my husband was in China, so that's just about 3 hours to travel through plain. Then from China their next voyage was going to to Indonesia. I can still remember how my husband would always update me of their destination. And guess what - they're passing by the Philippines!!! I was overjoyed when I learned about it. When they were in the Tawi-tawi my husband called me that their next port after Indonesia is would be Pangasinan in Sual Port Phil. Of course it's really a blessing for us and opportunity that we can meet again.

It's about a 5-hr drive by bus from Pasay Bus Terminal to Pangasinan. Then from Pangasinan - Sual Port about 45 mins via tricycle. Our travel is very hard for me because I had a backpack with stuff that weighs about 10 kilos I think, plus zd. hehe! But  thanks to my companions, the other seafarer's wives who accompanied and assisted me. ;)

(NAPOCOR POWER PLANT)
When we get there the port was very strict, you could not to enter the ship without a Marriage Contract, a Birth certificate, and an I.d. But it's okay we should be happy because of that - you know and we know the some seafarers are well known to have used some women when they're in a port. Some would enter the ship right away. Thankfully, on their ship, that's not allowed, I just don't know in other ports. That's why we needed to wait about 2-3 hours.

It was a very tiring night because of our travel was paid off when we get there and see our loving spouses. My husband was very happy to see us (and of course, the feeling was mutual! lol). We slept and stayed at their ship for 4 days and 4 nights.

(First Dinner @ Mv Double Happiness)
On our first night, they prepared a dinner for us, and we had dinner together. The other seafarers were very accommodating as well their captain. We also had fun singing karaoke and chit-chatting, sharing experiences to other seafarer's wives.

(Zd boy having fun singing with his papa)  
The next day we went to the city to buy some things that we needed in the ship (personal things, like soap, vitamins, medicines, etc.). It was not just an ordinary day but a special day for us as a family to be together and to enjoy the time. We ate, we shopped, we bought fruits and we traveled the entire day :) 


                                                        ( Family Bonding)

                                          (My HAPPINESS! The love of my life :) )

After that, my husband toured me to the ship and to their engine. And I witnessed how hard their jobs are there.  The engine was very hot, and it's very deep, and if I was there working everyday, I think I would surrender already and give-up the job! They were so messy because of the engine works.

                                                      (The engine )



(Zd would rather stay outside than stay inside the ship)
                                                               


                                        This is my darling and my loving husband (after his duty)

I know that God has a purpose why we for letting us stay in their ship for a few days. It is for us to know how hard it is inside. As a seafarer's wife, after visiting him, I realized a lot of things. First, it is very hard for us now in our communication because in this ship, they don't have emails available, unlike his past voyage that we can have communication everyday. So he needs to wait 'til they reach a port so he can contact me. Second, the status of his work - subrang nakakapagod ang trabaho nya, kulang lagi sa tulog, hindi on time sa pagkain, minsan di pa sila nakakapag snacks kasi sa subra daming trabaho nila at dahil yan sa luma na ang barko nila. I know he needs my prayers, my encouragement and comfort. 


Indeed, We pray and still hopethat they will visit again here in the Philippines and so that we will be able to meet again. 

I really enjoyed our experience in Mv Double Happiness with my husband. This is also my first in his ship with our son. It is a stress reliever also for him to see his family, even in the very short time. I hope we will see you soon my love, God willing.

MORE PHOTOS:

                                             (View from Mv Double Happiness)


                          (This is a Coil from Indonesia for NAPOCOR Power Plant)


                                                     (PANAMA FLAG)

That's all and thank you for reading! heheheh :)
I hope this experienced will inspire other seafarer's wives  :)

22 komento:

  1. I avoided this kind of situation because I don't think I can handle being away from my husband for so long. I admire your strength and it's good that they're strict about who they let in and all. It's for the protection of the seafarers too.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Yes it is very hard for me being away from my husband but we don't have a choice but to be strong and become more prayerful for each other. Time flies so fast soon we will be together again in God's will :)

      Burahin
  2. I don't know if I can be an OFW wife because I'm so dependent to my husband. I really miss my husband every time he has business trip, how much more kung months mawawala.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. You're so blessed to have your husband on your side :)

      Burahin
  3. Wow it must be hard to be married to a seafarer... I salute you!

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Yeah it must be hard but I know that God is always there for me. Thank you :)

      Burahin
  4. i'm an ex ofw when I was still single, but when i had my own family, working abroad never crossed my mind. I know how its hard na malayo sa husband mo, and of course namimiss din ng son mo ang daddy niya. Bilib ako sa inyo! God bless your family :)

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Zd always miss his papa. everyday lagi nya sinasabi na "PAPA". Thank you and God bless you also :)

      Burahin
  5. My uncles are seafarers also. Difficult life kasi madalas malayo sa family but it'll be all worth it.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Yes subrang hirap but kakayanin, God has a purpose for everything.

      Burahin
  6. Mahirap talaga if your partner is away for long. Be strong mommy, this kind of sacrifice is worth it!

    TumugonBurahin
  7. woooot woooot! All aboard! Kahit anong hirap kakayanin sir! :D

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. hahahhha ilang days nalang gaw susunod ka na din hehe!

      Burahin
  8. Wow! I've never been to any ship. Except yung Floating Bookfair, pero steady lang naman yun. hehe Such an adventure for your family, though 4 shor days lang. Thanks for sharing, not many would know how difficult seafarers' job would be. :)

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Actually hindi rin umaandar ang ship during our visit there, naka anchorage sila. hehe

      Burahin
  9. Oh wow I could imagine the joy you must have felt to see each other again. You and your husband are both brave people. Stay strong!

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Yes as long as we have the love and trust for each other plus God in our relationship, we will become more stronger despite of distance. Thank u so much!

      Burahin
  10. My brother does go abroad in a cruise ship from time to time and I've seen how many challenges he has encountered with his wife as well. Long distance relationships aren't really easy, but trust and patience is important. Kuddos for moms like you!

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Thank you :) a bundle of patience and prayer are most important.

      Burahin
  11. I feel you sis.. It's really difficult to be away from the man of thr house, my husband also works abroad and we miss him badly, but he comes home every 3 month or whenever he can coz he works for an airline company and it's part of their employee benefit to fly for free, you're such a toughy... keep it up mommy!

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. oh, really? good for your husband to be with you every 3 mos.

      Burahin