[QUOTE=c.captain;161517]are you sure about that? Have you ever worked in the NW or Alaska? However I have worked in the GoM for seven years so I am not just a person with a year’s experience in your world. I have plenty from rov and sat dive support to deepwater drilling. Perhaps I am not a career man in the GoM but because of that I have a broader view of the entire maritime industry to base my opinions. I had enough of working in the GoM world and fully admit that the bosses had enough of me, so I ended my tenure down there in the oil patch to return to the waters where I started my career over three decades ago and I have no intention whatsoever to return to the GoM. In the meantime, I voice my opinions on the GoM here for no other reason but to ruffle the feathers of so many like yourself. I love to stir the pot and in the process make people aware of the reality of the very backwards world there.
Nothing pissing me off more at the moment than foreign mariners (GoM types from the south) coming to work in Alaska but I fear the same BS that permeates the Gulf is going to infest the industry there next. Thanks a lot Shell for stinking up the place! Well, let’s see if the season this year goes off better than it did in 2012 with those highly seasoned and Alaska experienced mariners in charge. I still don’t see where any real change is coming to the vessel operations, but maybe I’ll be proved wrong or they’ll just get lucky and all will go smoothly however I won’t keep calling for NW mariners to be the leaders in Alaskan energy operations. Hopefully in time that will happen but as long as Shell has their incestual relationship with ECO, HGIM and HOS, that ain’t gonna happen and the north will just be more of the same circus as in the south. The real mariners will be trapped in the middle between the jokers and the clowns.[/QUOTE]
I would feel the same way if it was in the northeast, however I would have to just eat the shit sandwich and watch them fail as they did with the Kulluk. It is tough, but adapt the “i told you so” mentality. Only way to get by after doing what little you can.
Isn’t there some type of scam where you can make a butload of money “consulting?” That’s what I’d be doing.