Searched around on the forum for a little bit here, found some info regarding coasties going out for AB positions but no luck for any Snipes…
Heres the quick low-down:
Been active duty for 5 years, qualified diesel EOOW stood plenty of AUX, Main and Rover watches as well and now i’m looking to get licensed and head out into the civilian world but the catch is i really don’t know too much about the ins and outs of the civilian mariner (and more specifically the engineer) world.
Preferably i would like to find coastal/inland work back home in the San Francisco bay area.I’ve looked into tugs as well as some salvage companies but i’m really not sure where to start license-wise, DDE? Third assistant? i was told by my CO that looking into a maritime academy would be a waste of my time considering that i have a pretty solid knowledge base already. any suggestions on where to start?