Information on the Maritime industry

Hi, im 18 and im about to be 19. I was looking into getting into a maritime job. As i would want to go out to sea and experience the adventure of viewing the sea. As well as being able to travel from one location to another. I do have some places i would like to ok whit going anywhere but i do have a idea of what i would like to see. I have no idea on where these ships go to. the locations i would like to pass by would be by a cold region whit icy waters to get the view that most people don’t get to see. I don’t know if this type of job requires you to sign a contract and if so how much time do you have to be stuck in that contract. What types of requirements does one need to begin. I do not plan on making this a career but make it a one time experience. I don’t have enough money to pay for a 2 year school if that’s one of the requirements. Also i am interested in doing the actual work and the view is just the perk of the job. I live in the u.s.a in Texas.

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3 thoughts on “Information on the Maritime industry

  • May 25, 2020 at 6:12 am

    Go to the National Maritime Center website, you’ll find all you need there.

    First you’ll need a Transportation Workers Identification Card, $125.00

    You’ll need a physical and drug screen, $235

    You’ll need a Basic Safety Training Course, about $800 not including accommodation and meals.

    You’ll need a Ship Security Certificate, I believe mine cost $175

    Then you’ll need money for the application.

  • May 25, 2020 at 6:12 am

    Depends on your country of origin. I don’t know pat about how it works in the US, but if you’re interested in the actual work instead of the pretty views (if this is all you’re curious about, save up and go on a cruise).

    Also depends what department interests you, Deck I don’t know as much about. As I’m on the engine and ETO side.


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