Okay, I apologize if this is in the wrong thread, but this thread seemed to make the most sense. This is a HYPOTHETICAL question based on the following scenario.
A new mariner has the following licenses and documents: Able Seaman-Special, Lifeboatman, TWIC card, US Passport, but NOTHING ELSE. This mariner wants to work in the offshore industry. Let’s say for example, crew or supply boats in the Gulf of Mexico’s oil patch out of Louisiana or Texas, but can’t, due mainly to the lack of required courses and experience (think STCW, etc.).
HYPOTHETICALLY, the mariner above comes into a little bit of money. Not much, but for fun let’s say $5,000 or $10,000, MAX.
In order of importance, or practicality, or the actual reality of NEED in order to actually find a job, which 5 or so classes, endorsements, licenses would YOU add? (STCW, rigging, etc…Think outside the box of what this particular mariner would need to actually be able to find a job in the industry.)
Thanks for the input…AND GO…