First off ,Great site you have created ,
I am almost 50 years old and have had a midlife career change ,looking to get into the maritime field ,not afraid of hardwork and starting at the near bottom
could my experience in non shipping be applied ? iI wish I could figure out what lic.and or certificates to go after first
I am very Mechanicaly inclined being a machinist for over 30 years ,owned and operated 2 business so that gives me supervisory and management and interpersonal skills.
for the last 10+ years i have operated 50 foot sportfishing Vessels offshore including engine maintenenace ,vessel saftey .The license that i hold is a 100ton NC With commercial assistance towing
Am i too old ?
Am i kidding my self ?
can you reccomend a good place to start i.e. Schools,Associations Etc.
Would be great to hear from the seasoned proffesionals in the industry as to what direction I could take .