MSC or Washington State Ferries


#1

How are both organizations compared to the other?

I was offered a job with WSF and I accepted, but they don’t want me to start until July and they want to start me on-call. I take my physical on Thursday and I am very much looking forward to the opportunity but I applied with them when I was unemployed and I also applied with MSC when I also was unemployed.

I am just a deckhand (AB-Special and just submitted for AB-Limited), both seem like good organizations and similar pay. I am trying to hawsepipe my way into the wheelhouse. I have been very proactive in getting my STCW certs and such I wouldn’t let an opportunity to advance my career pass me by.

I can see the pros and cons to both, but I am still leaning towards WSF to get my pilotage, which they said I could do with them and encouraged as much. Regardless, I am looking for long term career advancement and licence acquisition.

Just getting the feel for both from the good members of this board.

Thanks for reading and replying!


#2

You’ll never visit Thailand on a WSF, but you may find you way into the wheelhouse quicker there.


#3

Well, the ferries called me for training and work first.

Thanks for the insight though!