8 thoughts on “What was your reason for joining the maritime industry?

  • May 27, 2021 at 4:46 pm
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    Only have to work 6 months of the year.

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  • May 27, 2021 at 4:46 pm
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    Told I could see the world.

    Sent to North Sea and in and out of one port only. I was lied to!

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  • May 27, 2021 at 4:46 pm
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    I found myself at 40 something needing a different career.

    Coming from a Maritime family it was an easy choice. (Merchant Navy, US Navy, HMR Navy).

    For 20 years I got paid to see the world, only worked 6-8 months of the year and made good money.

    I’m a 3rd generation sailor but my family has no interest in it so I guess I’m the end of the line.

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  • May 27, 2021 at 4:46 pm
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    I want to build a small business based off boats and tourists etc. gotta have a license that requires sea time.

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  • May 27, 2021 at 4:46 pm
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    I like the freedom, the responsibility, the rhythm of the days, interacting with the people and to some extend even the paperwork a little when though I complain about it a lot. And the perks aren’t bad either. Either 100% at home and don’t have to about work or my personal life is on pause. I can easily switch between the two. The long times at home also help.

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  • May 27, 2021 at 4:46 pm
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    I live on an island nation. Should be reason enough

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  • May 27, 2021 at 4:46 pm
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    I heard that n Singapore that there were Four Floors of Whores. and that sailors had a girl in every port. Sounded fun.

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  • May 27, 2021 at 4:46 pm
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    I got lured in through Tall Ships, did engineering, and then made the jump to River Cruise Ships, did Deck, decided it wasn’t for me and switched to Engineering. The ability to work long periods and then have large chunks to go on vacations, perfect for someone like me who wants to travel the world. Also, I’m not spending 3-4 hours commuting to/from a job everyday.

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