8 thoughts on “Thicc boi’s in maritime

  • June 23, 2020 at 10:42 pm
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    What’s your rating? Shouldn’t be a problem getting hired if you’re qualified but it’s not gonna make it easier to do the work that’s for sure.

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  • June 23, 2020 at 10:42 pm
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    There’s a certain point where it becomes liability. You need to be able to fit in escape hatches/scuttles. If you are unconscious, people need to be able to move you, or vice versa. I can’t say if this applies to you, but that’s for you to judge yourself.

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  • June 23, 2020 at 10:42 pm
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    I’m not sure if it’s a IMO or a national rule, but you’d have problem passing your medical in Norway.

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  • June 23, 2020 at 10:42 pm
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    You’re good. IIRC, safety harnesses to go aloft have a weight limit of 300 lbs. We have plenty of hefty boys on the ship. Now how well you move aroundbeith that weight is a different story. As long doctors signs off that you’re fit for sea duty you’ll be OK.

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  • June 23, 2020 at 10:42 pm
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    You won’t fit in immersion suits or life jackets very easily. Sure, most ships are required to carry a few plus size ones but good luck fitting through the lifeboat door. Or into tanks. Or into the million other tight spaces on board.

    According to SOLAS, based on which all safety systems are designed, the average seafarer is like 5’ 10”, 180 lbs or something like that.

    There’s also the opinion of the employers. When I worked as a surveyor, I met many thicc seafarers but a thicc chief engineer or chief officer usually meant I’d have a busy day because they wouldn’t bother checking the ratings’ work as thoroughly. Now as an owner’s superintendent, I avoid hiring overweight or old top officers.

    You are at the best age to lose weight and start your adulthood right – don’t wait. Every year it will be more and more difficult to lose and maintain weight.

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  • June 23, 2020 at 10:42 pm
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    Your biggest issue is going to be passing the USCG physical. I hear they’re starting to get more serious about it. Worst case, you can use your career goals as excuses to get in shape! Good luck.

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  • June 23, 2020 at 10:42 pm
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    Do a plant based diet and take a daily B12 pill. You will appreciate the energy and concentration gained. It’s fucking insane.

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