3 thoughts on “Interested in the field. How are job prospects are if I wanted to be home ported the East Coast?

  • April 23, 2020 at 12:01 am
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    So unlike the Navy, commercial ships aren’t really home ported. There is a “Home Port” on the back of the ship, but often the ships has never been there.

    Commercial ships have a much higher operational tempo. Ships run for years straight without more than a a few weeks of down time for repairs.

    Your employer will fly you to the ship. Jobs will be there. It might be tough, but if you want it you can make it happen.

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  • April 23, 2020 at 12:01 am
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    Hey shipmate, Navy vet here as well regarding the academies check out and search the gcaptain forums lots of good stuff on there. Gcaptain itself is pretty active and if you can’t find it they can answer questions you have. Regarding where you plan to live from all I have gathered KappaPiSig is on the money, you can live anywhere just be on the vessel when it undocks.

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    PS – I got accepted to Maine but denied at SUNY. I am older and attended college back in 2001 my grades from then lowered my gpa big time. After getting out I started classes in 2018 fall boosted my grades back up big time (not enough for SUNY) but I got in.

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  • April 23, 2020 at 12:01 am
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    For our American crews, they live all over the place…. usually far from a coast. Home port is irrelevant. But these are big ships; I don’t know about tugs/launches/work boats… so good luck.

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