Первый слайд презентации: My Future Profession is a Navigating Officer
The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. Edward Gibbon 1737-1794, British Historian
The profession “Navigating Officer” always was and remains one of the most romantic.
Слайд 4: History of Navigation
Ahmad Ibn Majid (15th Century CE – 9th Century AH ): The Lion of The Seas Determining Latitude using "Fingers". In prehistoric times people populated remote coasts reaching them by boats. Phoenicians - the first nation of seafarers
Слайд 5: Social Importance of the Profession
More than 70% of the Earth is covered with water. To successfully overcome these spaces it is necessary to have skilled Navigating Officers being able to handle both the ships and changeable elements.
Слайд 6: Description of the Profession
A Navigation Officer operates both cargo ships and passenger ships. His main task is to pilot a ship in order to ensure safe transits to the port of destination in spite of the weather conditions.
Слайд 7: Requirements for the Person
Not everyone can be a good Navigating Officer. A sailing-master must be bold and healthy with a good memory and a good eye. Operating the complex equipment and being responsible for safety of people and cargoes onboard, such a specialist should possess technical thinking and ability to make quick calculations.
Слайд 8: Knowledge of L anguage
Nowadays a seaman must have a good command of English because English is an international maritime language. On ships all the documents, radio traffic and communication in mixed crews are in English.
Слайд 9: Pros and Cons of the Profession
A Work of a Navigating Officer is difficult, but diversified and thrilled - it is anything but routine.
Who is not attracted by the water beauty of the river landscapes, fresh river air, travelling and change of impressions? Very few people can say that they have a splendid nature landscapes as an office window.
The hardest part of the work, probably, is that the sailors had to endure separation from their families.
The profession Navigating Officer is one of those that allow a person to take life with both hands, to realize his personal and intellectual potential, to be demanded by society.