4 thoughts on “What company do you work for and why?

  • April 23, 2020 at 4:31 am
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    I work on yachts now purely for the money. I did 7 years on commercial boats before switching and worked for the following companies: Gardline Geosurvey, Polarcus, OOCL, Evergreen and a local RoRo company.

    My advice for you is to stay with your sponsoring company for atleast 1 trip after you qualify then start looking around if you don’t want to stay.

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  • April 23, 2020 at 4:31 am
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    I’ve done most all of it aside from bulkers and RORO. Military contract, container, tanker, TnB, and ATB. Currently working for a dredging outfit. It aint the best pay, but the work is steady, we get good food, short rotations, and are always in cell phone range.

    Get your feet wet so you’re employable elsewhere, then don’t be afraid to move around a bit to see what you like the best. If you leave every company on good terms, they’ll always be happy to have you back.

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  • April 23, 2020 at 4:31 am
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    Sail on a tall ship for one of the maritime museums (used to do cruise ships) Its cool and a learning experience.I also have an excuse to dive into history.I’m home every night and the hours are relatively flexible…….Also they called me back.

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  • April 23, 2020 at 4:31 am
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    As has been said already, grabbing your first experience as a qualified officer is key. The company may be shit and diabolical, but you should be able to hack it for say 3 months (or whatever term the first contract). Once you have a bit of time, you should start applying elsewhere.

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