Brand new and intrested in a potential career at sea! Got some questions


#1
  1. Do you need to go to a maritime academt to get into the industry (3rd mate to 2nd .2nd to master…and so forth)?

  2. Can you workout on ships? (Lift? Run? Any equipment?)?

  3. Is there wifi on ships?

  4. Do you share rooms or get ur own small space on a ship?

Idk…i love the beach and ocean and sea and i also have grown to prefer to be alone for the most part.

Ill have more questions and comments im sure :slight_smile:


#2

OH man…hey old timers, please don’t light this guy up.

  1. Yes

2)Yes, on big ships

3)Yes

4)You get your own room.

The question you did not ask is “Are there any jobs right now?” That is a big NO.


#3


#4

I blame our overlords for this…

John…don’t you have some way to keep these mosquitoes from infesting this place? I mean how hard is it to ensure someone getting access to the forum is not THIS kind of bug? make them fill out an application describing their maritime background and why they will be an asset worthy of admission…if you need someone to be the gatekeeper, I’ll be glad to take on the job

afterall, I learned from this guy who used to live next door to me


#5

[QUOTE=Justbringit5x;194005]1. Idk…i love the beach and ocean and sea and i also have grown to prefer to be alone for the most part.:)[/QUOTE]

I love walks on the beach, sunsets and cuddling in front of a fire. Maybe we can get together sometime and talk about boats and stuff…


#6

[QUOTE=Lee Shore;194018]I love walks on the beach, sunsets and cuddling in front of a fire. Maybe we can get together sometime and talk about boats and stuff…[/QUOTE]

Lee - Nice of you to reach out all friendly like to this newcomer but I think you have gCaptain confused with this site:

https://www.seacaptaindate.com/

No worries. it happens.


#7

Tried that site, doesn’t work. I can never seem to find any beautiful lady sea-captains my age.

To the OP, tell us more about you’re self. Why are you interested in this industry, where are you in life (hs, college, career switch?), bank account information, SSN, mother’s maiden name.


#8

[QUOTE=Jetryder223;194023]Lee - Nice of you to reach out all friendly like to this newcomer but I think you have gCaptain confused with this site:

https://www.seacaptaindate.com/

No worries. it happens.[/QUOTE]

I totally believe the video showing that fat old joker in the sea captain Halloween costume scoring with the attractive chick young enough to be his great granddaughter. Who do I make the check out to? and does anyone know if Walmart carries those caps?


#9

Well, you could say it’s a sink or swim type of business


#10

[QUOTE=Lee Shore;194035]I totally believe the video showing that fat old joker in the sea captain Halloween costume scoring with the attractive chick young enough to be his great granddaughter. Who do I make the check out to? and does anyone know if Walmart carries those caps?[/QUOTE]

I’ve never been able to figure if that site is for real or an elaborate hoax. Parts of it are funny as hell. Who would have enough time and patience to set up a dating site called Sea Captain just to mess with the likes of us?

Wait, here is a clue: Sea Captain/C.Captain?..hmmmm.


#11

[QUOTE=Jetryder223;194060]Wait, here is a clue: Sea Captain/C.Captain?..hmmmm.[/QUOTE]

you do realize that I am going to need to kill you now


#12

[QUOTE=c.captain;194063]you do realize that I am going to need to kill you now[/QUOTE]

I’m sure I’ll get over it.


#13

[QUOTE=c.captain;194063]you do realize that I am going to need to kill you now[/QUOTE]

Bring it on old man.

//youtu.be/haZEcPbF1T0


#14

[QUOTE=LI_Domer;194024]Tried that site, doesn’t work. I can never seem to find any beautiful lady sea-captains my age.

To the OP, tell us more about you’re self. Why are you interested in this industry, where are you in life (hs, college, career switch?), bank account information, SSN, mother’s maiden name.[/QUOTE]

Ok, im intrested in this industry because from what ive researched its decent money (60k or so starting salary for a 3rd mate) and although you may go out to sea for some time, you also get alot of that time back at home. (ie 3 months out, 1-2 months home - 8 weeks out, 6 weeks home)

I like the idea of that…

Also i like the idea of kinda being alone. Im not sure if thats how it is…but if you work 2 4 hour watches, are you free to do as you please after? Is there alot of bosses? Do you have to deal with alot of people?

I currently have an AAS in general studies from a community college aswell as an EMT-B cert. In total i have about 78 college credits but they are scattered and mostly electives, basic classes (english, math, etc.)

I have just recently left the casino business as i coulc not stand dealing with people face to face ALL DAY LONG and the HORRIBLE MANAGEMENT aswell.

Im currently unemployed and have no other ideas besides using my CDL. And tbh id rather stare at the ocean all day than a highway…plus money seems to be better in maritime industry. am i wrong?


#15

Skipper and Gilligan going at it in this thread, Thurston Howell III in the other thread trying to start a tramp steamship company. Is our forum really becoming a comedy?


#16

Next post: Realty TV show wants to make a maritime version of The Office. Quirky mariners needed.


#17

[QUOTE=LI_Domer;194082 Is our forum really becoming a comedy?[/QUOTE]
Compared to what?


#18

[QUOTE=LI_Domer;194082] Is our forum really becoming a comedy?[/QUOTE]

Compared to what? 177 forum replies to two boats hitting each other, said comments consisting chiefly of name calling, character assassination, juvenile shadenfreude, and Colombian donkey jokes?
Ooops, sorry! i just realized you we’re being sarcastic.


#19

Right now casual lurkers are frantically searching for this thread based on this description.


#20

[QUOTE=Fraqrat;194089]Right now casual lurkers are frantically searching for this thread based on this description.[/QUOTE]

Only the ones interested in a potential career at sea.