I’m currently Sailing with Military Sealift Command and looking to get out. The plan so far is to go union. Problem is I feel like I can’t get a straight answer out of anyone in regards to which union is preferable, Lots of union cool-aid I suppose. In any case seeing as I have a plethora of specialized certs from MSC I think i’d like to go over to the Govt. contract side of things. At first glance it appears that AMO has more ships fitting this category. MM&P has a few LMSR vessels through Patriot. I hear MM&P has a hard time getting people re-certed and an even harder time getting reliefs out to these ships. On the other hand I’ve heard that AMO is better about reliefs but pays way less. Whats the deal?
Any information would be a huge help. The good, the bad, and the ugly I need to hear it all.