I’m a middle-aged single man who loves to travel and has no aspirations for family. I’ve recently stumbled across the maritime industry as a potential career. I have no maritime background (other than a stint in the Marine Corps; which I was never assigned to a ship, just familiar with nautical terms).
I’ve done some cursory research. I already have a passport and am scheduled to receive my TWIC card. Once thats completed I know I’ll need to apply for the USCG merchant mariners card.
Is there a good website that has resource information about how to break into the industry as an ordinary seaman? Or do *you’se* have any helpful advice, tips for someone in my situation?
[Also, from some of my cursory research it seems that container ships would be a better path as far a travel is concerned as there would be more of an oppurtunity to have liberty at port. Can anyone speak to this?]