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I'm thinking that I want to end up on a boat for a career. I could be doing physical labor, computer maintenance, cooking or anything so long as I get to do it on a boat. Does anyone know a good place to start finding jobs that have me on boats and ships? I'm thinking I want to live in the North East of the U.S because I like the colder temperatures it has.
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Give CrewSeekers a shot. I plan on doing it once I get debt free
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Check what kind of cers you will need and get them beforehand.
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>>1375254
Look into going to a maritime academy. The main options you have for working on a boat excluding platform specialties are deck, wheelhouse, and engine room.

I'm a merchant mariner so feel free to ask any questions and I'll answer best I can
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>>1375321
Can anyone join and how do you go about getting paid? I'm currently 27 with no work experience.
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>>1375254
Ayyy, my dad is a chief engineer on a tanker.

I'm doing engineering too at uni, but in my opinion working on a ship ain't worth it.
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>>1375321
Maritime grad?
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>>1375486
You need a driver's license for your credentials. But to get paid you'll need some basic shit to even get looked at. It's not exactly cheap to get into and can be years before you start making good money.
>>1375519
Depends on the person and the platform.
Not many other places you can make 120k a year and only work 6 months.
>>1375631
Nope. Started off in the navy and just fell into this after
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>>1375321
I've looked at Merchant Marines but all the descriptions were vague, what exactly do you all do? I haven't seen much past security on civilian tankers.
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>>1375671
Really depends on what platform you work on. Anything from fishermen, tugboats, shipping companies, military contract work, and so on.
What you do personally depends on the position you hold and the qualls you have.
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I'm a full time fisherman, north west (alaska, oregon, Washington), don't get on a deck if you're 27. You're too old for anything harder than trolling, which is hardly fishing.

Get a diesel mechanic cert so you don't get fired for not working as hard as the younger guys. Or go tendering, which is primarily women work. Or get on a boat that cranks, then you won't have to worry about working 21 hour days for weeks straight.
Don't do it for the money either, because you may not make anything, and then what? You get back to land, you've been gone, everything has changed, and before you know it you're doing cocaine off a strippers asshole, hoping for the strength to end it at the end of the night.

Don't go to sea unless you're ready to die in more ways than one.
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>>1375692
Being a fisherman sounds depressing
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>>1375693
It's highest rush you can experience; green water, desolation, making 3k dollar days. But that's why it's bad, you'll spend 2 grand a week for a month, trying to match the rush, and before you know it you're back at sea.
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>>1375321
What does the "deck" and "wheelhouse" entail. What are the jobs of people specialized in these?
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>>1375692
I'm 21 with some retail work experience. What all do you do at your job?
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>>1375701
If u say so man. Not a path I'd pursue

>>1375703
Deck is more like a labor job. Chipping and painting, line work, cargo ops, general seamanship kinda stuff. Same basic duties on all boat but some activities differ depending on platform.
Wheelhouse is bridge work. Working with charts and navigation, driving the boat, lots of paperwork, logistics and other odds and ends. Less physically demanding but more mentally focused.
Those are the basics of it.
But to get into wheelhouse work you gotta work on deck until you get enough sea time and schooling to be a wheelhouse officer, unless you go to a maritime school and get your office license.
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>>1375708
Retail work means fuck all on a boat.
Only thing that matters on a boat is how much sea time you have and what's in your credentials
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>>1375708
Fishing only takes two requirements. One: you're comfortable knowing that you could be dead in a few seconds, or ignoring it entirely.
Two: you have the endurance to work potentially 30 hours straight, but most likely on average 21 hours for weeks.

Everything else is common sense
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>>1375720
>we deadliest catch now.
No thanks
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>>1375721
Deadliest catch is IFQ, they only fish as hard as they want to because their quotas aren't going anywhere. Dungees are cowboy country
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>>1375728
I'll just not be a fisherman.
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>>1375713
How would I pursue a career on deck? That sounds right up my alley. It's not that I'm not smart but I've always had a knack for dreg work.
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OP here. Thanks for all your contributions everyone. I don't really believe in fate but my father was in the navy and I've always felt deeply connected to water and the sea.

Here's another question. How are temperatures at sea? That sounds like a weird question but on a medium to large sized ship is it usually hot or warm? Does it depend on the place in the world or weather?
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>>1376140
That's a pretty straight forward path.
You'll need basic shit, like merchant mariner credentials, TWIC, drivers license.
If murican Google USCG Merchant mariner credentials. That will give u all the info needed.
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>>1376144
The weather on a boat is just like anything else. Changes depending on where you are.
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>>1376311
Thanks again!
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>>1375665
>other places you can make 120k a year and only work 6 months.
fucking this, two of my friends are in this position. We're all 22yo atm but fresh out of school they went to maritime school and i went to university. What a fucking mistake that was, they're both currently on 100k and doing 6months on 6months off on cement ships. They both still stay at home and have no commitments currently so they are buying new cars, along with shit like fucking jetskis and boats shouting drinks for everyone when they go out with their endless free time and they are just saving the rest. Meanwhile I've got a year left on my degree and if im lucky i might get 50k on some 9-5 job when i graduate. I die a little inside when i think about it, fuck i wish i went to maritime school.
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>>1376489
50k is not bad at all. No need to keep up with the Jones's. You do u booboo
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>>1376489
Dead shits pissing their money away on shit. Buy property.
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Deja vu. This is a topic I've been thinking of for a while now. I'm a Canadian, but my grandparents were fishermen from Italy and Portugal (we should've never left that kinda life).

I've made stellar grades, took 24 extra credits from high school to CEGEP, side certs / volunteering / awards. I got into McGill University for a STEM degree (yep, fell for that meme too), took out no loans, and worked the whole time. My family just completely screwed me over the past 3 years, and I fell into a depression. I also looked at the poor financial prospects of my degree, and that didn't fucking help.

I got pissed off, and felt I was scammed by academia, and started to desire money more than intellectual status. I've also developed a huge fascination with the sea, and marine biology.

That's when I found out you could make upwards of six figures as a commercial fisherman... for just a few months of work.

Honestly, I'm 22 and I'm taking a break from my degree, and I would give my left arm to get a job on one of these boats. I don't mind physical labour, and I'm relatively strong.

>I've been told people can get scammed out of their pay by shifty captains
>I've been told you really can't get a good job unless you know someone in the business (nepotism)
>I've been told that having mechanics certifications can result in an increased pay

These are things that make me worry, as a naive city boy.

How does an outsider get a good job on a commercial fisher, and what certifications should I get to maximize my value, and thus my pay?
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>>1377601
Fishermen are the second lowest form of sailors. First being richfags with sailboats.
I've never met one who wasnt a junkie, raging alcoholic, or inbred. I encourage everyone to not be a fisherman.
If you wanna be a legit Mariner but start small go tugs. Or look into great lakes jobs. Lots of niche vessels there.
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>>1375254
Have you ever BEEN on a boat or a ship before?
I strongly suggest trying first, before you end up on a 3 month cruise and a sea-sickness that just won't go away, as you might be among the lucky few that are ALWAYS sea-sick.

>>1375321
Unless you plan to be an officer on the ship, you don't need academy. But that might depend on the country.
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>>1377629
Even without academy he'll need schooling. Nothing wrong with starting out making good money.
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>>1377632
I'm not saying schooling isn't profitable, but it's still entirely possible to strike a contract without ANY prior training or experience. Which will affect your pay grade, but hey, you can do that. Not the smartest thing to do and definitely not a profitable one, but possible and viable.
Then again, I started on a fishing boat, officially hired as a pair of hands to help around. My prior experience was sailing (certified sailing helmsman), which didn't have much use aside the fact I knew how to keep a log and set up a course, none of which were part of my job. So my whole useful knowledge boiled down to knowing bunch of basic knots.
Still pay me the same as the guys who finished fisherman technical schools, so I can't complain.
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>>1377613
>I never met anyone else, so they just don't exist
Have you ever tried sailing with Norwegians?
I'm not going to pretend vast majority of fishermen are absolute cunts that don't follow any kind of regulations and actively putting everyone in danger, but hey, there are exceptions.
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>>1377637
I've sailed with plenty of different nationalities. Norwegians are def a higer grade of professional.
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>>1377653
I mean Norwegian fishermen, specifically. It's like you are with all-professional crew, rather than random bunch of drunks, perverts and manic-depressive cunts.
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>>1377662
I am with a bunch of professionals. But I also do mil contract stuff. So there's that
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>>1376489
Yeah it's silly to spend all that. I'd save that money and invest it into land like anon said. I spent 2 years at uni so far and I think I'm going to start maritime school soon.
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>>1377629
I've been on a boat for a day before but never more than a day. I feel fine and After about 30 mins I usually have pretty good sea legs. I've never been out of sight of land so maybe I should try doing that first.
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>>1377634
What knots should I practice now that I have a fascination with the sea life? I can tie my shoes atm but can't do crap besides that.
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>>1377601
You don't have to worry too much about not being paid, after all, your crewshare is still cheaper than a new set of knees.

The thing is, you could fish on a good season and make nothing because of a bad boat/captain
But you could do alright on a bad season with a good crew. Don't work for tweakers or cunts unless they're prestigious. When I went fishing I flew up to Alaska and slept on the beach, got a job, boat sank. Slept on a derilect boat for a month. Then made 27g in American over 44 days.

M8 if you're crazy enough to do what needs to be done you'll get hired. If you're a good person who works hard word gets around. Before you know it you're working on legends and making it.

But like I said. If you're not sorted in the head you'll end up buying hookers and cocaine.
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I may not do plan S after this thread but it's always willing and waiting anytime i choose to find it
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>>1377731
Bowline knot, square knot, half/clove hitch
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>>1377731
You need... 6 knots for everything
1) Figure-eight knot
2) Cleat knot
3) Fisherman mooring knot (along with 3a, the double half-knot)
4) Reef knot
5) Bowline knot
6) Hunter's knot
Now, I have no idea if those are proper English names for 3 and 3a, so pic related for comparison. Someone please identify those and name them properly.

Theoretically, if you know 1, 2, 4 and 5, you can to EVERYTHING with those. 3 and 3a are handy if you can't exactly have the ear from bowline knot for one or another reason. Meanwhile, Hunter's knot is probably the best way of connecting two ropes, especially broken ones (even steel ones) that can be then easily untied by "breaking" it.
But seriously, I know people who sailed the world knowing just 1, 2 and 5. On the other hand, you must be absolutely and positively 100% you can tie bowline knot even if you are blind, drunk and bleeding to death. Because otherwise that knot is useless if you fuck it up.
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>>1378157
What's the best method of practicing these? What rope should I look for to practice on?
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If you have a diploma and/or Degree. the U.S Navy is a good option. If you want a career in anything maritime I'm going to guess you're a healthy person so that shouldn't pose a problem.
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>>1378546
Navy is great. If you hate money and wanna get treated like shit.
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>>1378519
Literally any piece of string that's about 1 meter long should be enough. When I was learning the ropes (har har har), we were given each a gasket to practice on.

>>1378546
That's literally THE worst way of using your diploma and/or degree. You are going to be better off even fishing in arctics than joining any given fucking Navy on this planet.
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>>1378826
Ex navy here. I don't regret joining. Got me where I am today.
Gave me a good skill to build off of. But its not for everyone
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>>1378838
>Got me where I am today
So a fully grown-up man, posting on 4chan and having starving ex-Navy pension.
Indeed, the greatest thing to do in life.
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>>1378840
What? I only did 4 years in the navy. Got my schooling and now sail as a merchant mariner making good money and enjoying life.
No need to be upset. We're all friends here
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>>1378841
>I only did 4 years in the navy.
Not the anon you are replying to, but you literally can't join for less than a decade here, unless you really, really are stupid and don't want any actual benefits of being in the military. What fucking for one would even consider joining for 4 years? That's 4 years wasted on nothing
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>>1378842
>This mad over other peoples life choices
Never change 4chan
>>1378843
Where do u live?
Here you knock out 4years and get schooling and such. I worked in the medical field before join the navy and was gonna do more schooling after I got out but decided to continue working on boats on the civilian side.
Did my Mariner schooling with my GI bill and got paid while taking classes.
Not a bad deal imo

But internet elitists are gonna hate no matter what
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>>1378844
This is obviously veiled to trash talk the USN.
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>>1378847
It's also night-time in States, so why do you care?
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>>1378852
What deal? You seem pretty hostile for no reason lol. It's cute honestly. :D
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>>1378853
Because I'm on watch pulling into port today and checking on this thread. It's funny how upset people are
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>>1377613
Is it possible for foreigner to work on vessels on inland waters of US ?
As i heard from most people , it isn't possible to work under american flag for foreigners , that's why im asking .

>t.Polish high school student (19yo , middle school on polish standard - before uni) soon propably going to Maritime academy (already studying on sea navigation in high/[pl.middle] school)
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>>1378945
Not entirely sure. Jones act has a lot of that shit stopped. Might wanna Google that up.
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>>1378841
I'll consider joining up. I'm 21 now and I'll probably be 23 by the time i'm in any position to be viable for sea life.
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Join navy and be a deck seaman you will love it
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>>1378945
Another Pole here and I've got a very simple question for you:
Why?
Why do you want to be a crew on US ship and especially inland. It's so specific I'm genuinely confused what's your deal here. Also, if you finish Szkoła Morska, it's a complete waste to be inland. Even if we are talking Great Lakes here, it's still a waste of your patent and certification.
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>>1378945
Also, I'm confused. Polish middle school is (well, was) for kids age 13-16. Unless you are dense enough to translate "szkoła średnia" as "middle school". But with such outstanding language skills I can see a really bright future for you in just about any navy.
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How do you guys handle the need to jack off, while on a ship with a bunch of guys for weeks on end / a whole season?
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>>1379492
I just stopped masturbating yesterday. Got a long road ahead. As it is now I'm able to laugh at how absurd my fetishes became.
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>>1379572
Okay, but for those of us who aren't porn addicts, and just use our imagination / pics of high quality models.... do we just do it covertly in the bathroom of the ship?
Are there downsides to not masturbating in such a high-stress environment as a fishing job?
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>>1379641
Anon, if you are fishing, you are too tired and busy to masturbate. It's really that god-damn simple.
>Okay, but for those of us who aren't porn addicts
Normal people don't bother themselves with "how I'm going to masturbate" questions, you know...
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>>1379643
>fishing
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA.
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>>1379645
>Confuses leisure fishing cruise with fishing as a job
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA.
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>>1379648
>fishing as a job
No thanks.
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>>1375254
Currently a deck cadet in the merchant navy on a tanker.
Can't say it's all that great. It's rather stressful. The monies good but you will turn into a depressed chain smoker or depressed as fuck. It's not all that pleasent as people make out. The industry in itself is getting much worse. There's a ridiculous amount of paper work and other bullshit. Prepare to be doing six hours working and six hours off constantly. As a cadet prepare to be shat on and for people not to give much of a shit about you.
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>>1379666
Awww college bby is sad.
Quit, faggot
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>>1379672
You try to go to sea for 4 months. Fuck off nigger.
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>>1379680
>four months.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHA
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In the meantime. Have some shipyard cat.
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>>1379645
>>1379651
>Anon asks a question about fishermen and how they are dealing with things
>Wild morons suddenly appears
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>>1379672
>>1379682
Oh, wait, you are here just for (You)s.
Here, grab a big one and get /out/... wait... what?
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>>1379684
Look at that good boy.
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>>1379666
türk müsün ulan?


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What would be helpful to bring in my personal items on a commercial fishing vessel? What items do you wish you had brought with you on a shipping job?

Spare pairs of clothing, or cleaning products? Dried food / goods (jerky, cigs) or over-the-counter medicines?
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>>1380484
Actually I've created a list based on genuine experience, I couldn't find the paper but as far as I can remember it goes like this;
-Sewing kit (basic inc. different sizes of needles black&white thread scissor)
-10 pairs of socks (learn how to do skivvy roll for easy stowage)
-10 basic tshirt
-10 boxer
-You may take necessary meds with you but hard drugs need a prescription that is carried with you. Also there is a sickbay onboard and a selection of drugs are always carried onboard seriously the ships I've worked before had hospital such that a surgeon can operate with the items and meds provided
-A small kit of personal first aid, sticking plaster etc
-I recommend ebooks/ ebook reader or read on your smartphone rather than print copies for obvious weight related reasons, carrying luggage sucks
-Fishing items no pole needed, a strong fish line, a set of different hooks from salmon to squid
-An instrument, a small one; A harmonica maybe?
-A shaver
-A nail clipper
-Toothbrush and 2-3 tubes of toothpaste
-A shover towel
-A Laptop
-One extra trouser other than you're wearing
-One extra pair of shoes other that you're wearing (plus safety shoes or whatever special footwear you'll be wearing while working onboard)
-A thread sizes half of your pinky, not to neck yourself but it comes handy time to time you'd never know.
-There will be cigs onboard but they're limited to one or two kind if you're lucky even 3 but nothing sort like menthol cigs or anything like that so beware
-Shampoo
-There will be soap but I dunno take 1-2 bars with you just in case
-A notebook
-A photo of Führer (pic related)
-Weather protective clothes; varies by the area and season you'll working and again reduce the size of items only take what's utmost needed
-A Quran.
-A selection of useful apps that'll be working offline on your smartphone
-I do not recommend to take food or junk food with you, only adds up weight and they'll be run out fast so why bother?
I hope these will be helpful.
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>>1380675
I can't imagine you'd bring the Quran for any other purposes that doing mean things to it. In fact I assume you wrote that instead of toilet paper to be funny. Just wait ti'll you get boarded by Suez Muslim Pirates that execute you for defacing der herly terxt.
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>>1375486
Join the navy
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>>1380880
I gave you MY list on MY personal experience. I'm a TURK what should I bring with me KJV of Bible? No thanks. Your post is futile and rude check yourself before you wreck yourself friendo..
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>>1380922
Hooya navy!
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>>1380675
No, when it comes to food, I meant either as
1. Comfort food
2. Vitamins / supps to keep up strength (I'm literally imagining that all you niggas eat for those 4 months is oats, beans and cheap porridge)
3. Cigs / chocolate to trade with other crewmembers to gain favour / keep up morale

Sorta like a prison system of trading ramen noodles for jenkum or whatever..
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>>1381150

I had a friend who worked Alaska fishing ships, think he was on a processor ship or something. He took an external hard drive packed with all flavors of porn that he would let people borrow in trade for smokes and other stuff.
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>>1381188
Based and redpilled
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>>1375321
>claims to be a Mariner
>doesn’t post paystub
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>>1375692
Commercial fishing is gay
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>>1376144
Depends on the place

It’s humid as balls in both places I work out of
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>>1378945
AFAIK you need a visa and green card and you should be good to go as long as you have proper certs

You probably will have a hard time understanding the coonasses though
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>>1379492
I have a bunch of porn on my phone and usually jerk off in the shitter when I’m not sharing a bunkroom with other people.

In fact I spend the majority of my time off watch on the shitter since it’s such a convenient place.
I can jerk off, piss, shit, shitpost, all from the same location and when I’m done with all of that, hop in the shower and go to bed after.

P cozy imo
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>>1380484
Aside obvious shit like clothes, oilskin, rubber boots and gloves in which you can still tie knots and hygiene-related stuff?
Pretty much nothing.

>>1380675
>Fishing vessel
>Personal first aid kit
>Hobbist fishing gear
>Laptop
>Smartphone
>Complains about adding weight with junk
1/10, made me reply
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Is it true that you only get to sleep 4hrs a night, and work 21hr days, 6 days a week?

Cause I can tolerate isolation at sea, and I can tolerate hard work, and I can tolerate being in a box with some guys for months... but if I had to be sleep deprived on top of that, I think I'd die.
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>>1381899
The fishing industry and the rest of the commercial industry are completely different in terms of scheduling
The rest of the industry isn’t nearly as autistic


Offshore OSV’s and other oilfield related boats are usually 12 hour watch with 12 hours off watch

Tugs are usually 6 on 6 off

Ships generally are 4 on 8 off with overtime as an option during your off watch time

Keep in mind none of that is set in stone and can change for any reason, I once had to work 21 hours straight on the tug during a hurricane but stuff like that happening is rare
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>>1381951
Does that then imply that if I did work on a commercial fishing (autism) vessel, that I'd be expected to sleep 4hrs a night for 4 months?
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>>1382118
When your are onboard sleeping is your funding that means you got to sleep and rest whenever you got a chance to do so. Surely there'll be though times yet one might hope that there'll also be loose times so you gotta use them well.
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Are you guys afraid of pirates? When and what profession does piracy become a problem? We're you guys allowed to have weapons on board to defend yourself or was there security guards for you?
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>>1381899
You sleep when it's not your watch/no work with nets/traps. Meaning most of the time when it's not your watch you are sleeping. Pretty standard way of doing things and dealing with... well, everything.
And you quickly get into a cycle where absolutely nothing breaks your stride, so you end up sleeping on the cover of a running engine (it's warm and warmth is good), but when the watch officer tells you it's time, you wake up instantly.
Never been working on a small trawler, so can't tell how it works with them.
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How strong do you have to be to perform as a commercial fisher? Lifting belts recommended?
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>>1383364
Depends on what you are going to fish and how small the vessel is.
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>>1375665
>>1376489

Ok seriously, what jobs do these guys have to make that much money ? There's no way being a merchant mariner (or else) earn 100k a year. I've never heard that this field of work could make you earn a lot of money
This seems FISHy
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>>1383776
You must work in the third world.
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>>1383814
Not the anon you are replying to, but you are literally more likely to earn more on contract from third world shithole than from civilized place. Catch is - if anything goes wrong, you are on your own.
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What is a maritime academy, and is it even necessary for a high-paying fishing job?

It says it takes two years, but I don't know if I can transfer CEGEP / Uni credits over, and knock it out in a year, part-time.

Are there alternatives to a maritime academy?
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>>1385107
>What is a maritime academy
It's an university-tier education facility, focused on maritime things. Most often, finishing one makes you a qualified navigator/officer/maritime engineer, depending on specialisation.
Other operate as vocation college (hence two years) that still give you high qualifications for doing this shit, but a pansy boy from the "proper" academia will outrank you if you both end up on the same vessel.

Alternatives?
Not sure if that's even existing within other countries than Poland (and former Eastern Block in general), but there is always a fishermen technikum. Think vocative high school for fishermen, but NOT a trade school (since those don't even exist for that specific job). Basically a four-year long high school that aside teaching general stuff has bunch of trade-related subjects and finishes with additional exam giving you a certificate, should you pass the exam. And as you might have guessed, those cover stuff related with fishing, so your qualifications are pretty specific and nothing special to begin with.
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What's the most profitable type of catch
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>>1375254
try shrimp boats like in the south they'll hire anyone right off the dock.

i wanted to be a columbia river bar pilot but you need like 10,00000000 hours piloting tankers so i said fuck that. also if you're under 25 you can go to job corps to work on a boat.

towboats are really good pay and you get a lot of time off.
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>>1376489
Well it sounds great, but they have to save /invest enough money for their next career - which they will have to start basically from scratch
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Can you work for international passage?
Like get on a cargo ship one way?

I hear the pay scale isn't really attractive, almost like interns.
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>>1377601
I'm 24 and also live near montreal
I got a decent stem job with a decent pay and enjoy the occasional /out/
money isnt everything homie. I'd take a comfy job anyday over a job that requires me to be on a boat away from my stuff
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>>1387543
>cargo ship one way
The pay is unappealing (not bad, thou, considering the amount of actual work, just nothing special either), but it's the only way of moving from point A to point B and earn money rather than spend it. That's how I've reached China when I was exchange student: rather than spending half of my stipend to just fly there, I got my ass on a cargo ship. Sure, it took 32 days rather than 13 hours, but since the alternative was doing summer job or some intern-tier shitjob, I was paid premium for essentially being a pair of eyes on the bridge. When I went home year later, I pulled the same shit, while dragging almost a tonne of cargo with me, free of any charge and again being paid for it.
Besides, it looks relatively well in your CV later when you have at least SOME experience with this type of job, making it easier to get better offers.
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Deckhand on a tugboat.
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>>1387674
That sounds exactly like my plan, how did you set it up?
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>>1388011
bump
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>>1388011
Literally check ads for crew hiring.
And remember. DO NOT hire through agency for one-off cruise, they will basically take most of your pay, while being a pointless and useless middleman
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>>1375321
I currently a truck and bus mechanic. How much of a difference could expect as a ships engineer? Are most ship diesel electric or are boilers still a thing.
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>>1389201
>are boilers still a thing.
Please tell me you are just kidding here.
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>>1389201
Most large ships diesel propulsion. Diesel-electric is pretty common too.
Steam propulsion is still a thing but less common than diesel.
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>>1389239
I live in the Great Lakes region
Every ship I’ve ever been on was a museum ship built before ww2 or an actual ww2 vessel.
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>>1389178
Do you have any websites or links I could use for trying to get from Miami to china by cargo ship? It seems way better then paying upwards of 1k. I love the water.
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What do you all get paid I currently make 23 a hour as a machinist, is getting into this worth it
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>>1389535
No way flights could cost that much

I enter China via Hong Kong usually (guangjao is OK as well) , if you're in a country where airlines are shit consider spending a week in a neibouribg country and leaving from there.
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>>1377001
fuck off pussy
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What's the best paying fishing in winter months? How much on average is made? I don't want the low, I don't want the high. Just what you'd expect before going out. I understand it varies.
What can you tell me about said fishery?
Trying to make plans for when the construction field tanks after the MAGA era.
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>>1378157
>bowline
>not midshipmens' knot
shiggydiggy
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>>1376144
The Navy is gay as fuck nowadays. Benefits are good though.
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>>1391072
Going out to sea for months at a time with no one to talk to but fucking normalfags Jesus Christ.
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>>1375486
Huh?
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>>1389535
Try looking in Cali. Not only I doubt there are any cruises going from Florida, but that would obviously mean either going around Africa or through Panama, which means extra week or two.

>>1390761
>No way flights could cost that much
Anon, 1k for a flight from Florida to China sounds like a fucking steal. You have literally half the globe to cross.
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>>1391017
Bowline has by far the best utility of all knots out there
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>>1382267
Same. Anyone have to deal with pirates?
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>>1391936
I have.
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>>1391936
Piracy applies to literally two places on this planet and ONLY if your captain is stupid enough to go off-route and thus too close to the shore, for no real reason or benefit.
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>>1392240
Lol. No
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>>1392288
Lol. Yes
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>>1392358
I've dealt with pirates a lot in my career. So I think I'll believe me
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>>1392363
Prove it
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>>1392364
Sure. Let me go take a selfie with a pirate. Faggot
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>>1375254
Navy gunner, I enjoy it
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>>1392396
So ur not really a sailor.
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The Alaska Marine Highway System is hiring. Bad news is you usually start out either cooking or on a cleaning crew. Good news is that you get a shit load of training and licenses.
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Has someone experience as a deckhand on a yacht?
First my background:
I am 25 years old German that, from an educational perspective, wasted his life so far. I have no degree and worked my last 2 years teaching English in Asia. While this was a good stepping stone to fix my life I have concerns about my future. I enjoy my job but I don't know if this a good long time decision.
I don't mind working hard or invest a couple of years to achieve a desirable position.
I have excellent social skills and very good looks. I was thinking, how I can capitalize on this despite not having any degrees.
So my point is: Is it a good idea to start working on a Yacht for some rich guys? As I get it you simply need to take some courses and you are, at least technically allowed to be hired, no degree needed.
Although the working hours are actually appealing to me. Work non stop for some time and then have a longer break.
Has someone experience doing this? How difficult is it to move up the ranks? Is being a Captain of a yacht even something achievable? Is this a good longtime decision?
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>>1375295
looks like its mostly swingers looking to have boat sex. thank you for showing me this.
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>>1393488
meant for>>1375261
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>>1393488
>>1393489
Oh geez I didn't realize that
You're welcome though
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As a poorfag 18yo from a landlocked state, how much luck will I have in going to some port and finding work on a large ship, like a container ship? I can work 16 hours a day and get paid in food, I don't care, I just really want to be on the ocean.
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>>1383776
I SEA what you did there haha lol ;^)
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>>1375321
Which is the best school, I'm thinking of applying next fall.
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>>1375254
Look up the unions in the place you want to go. They are always offering certifications and training both in the classroom and hands on.
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>>1398178
Kings point. Good luck with that.
>>1398179
>union
Eww
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>>1383776

Unionised sailors can. Like in Australia domestic sailors get 100k+ . the moment a ship is on an international route it can be crewed by cambodians though lol
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>>1387139
Like in Oregon? Why so much experience?
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>>1398186
What if you don't want to have buttsex in the navy for four years?
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>>1398206
What's wrong with gay buttsex? You some kind of fag or something?
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>>1377731
Bowline, flying bowline, lighter mans bitch and keeping your finget the fuck out from the bits
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What quals do you need to be master of commercial vessels in the US?
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>>1398202
It is uncommon for anything under a M4(master) or med2(engineer) to be on over 100k.
You’d need to be whiteboatfagging for that coin





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