MSTI Journal

Navigating the Baltic Ice – by Mario De Silva


Mario De Silva was invited by the editor of “8 bells” to write about his experience navigating through Baltic Ice. Mario is a vibrant Chief Officer who started as a Cadet with Mercmarine Training in 2006 and has accumulated a lot of knowledge and experience while climbing up his career ladder with the world renown Bulk operator Oldendorff Carriers. With expertise in vessel integrated systems, Mario routinely works both as a vessel trainer and a maritime lecturer in addition to his regular service at sea.

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