I received this today:
Sean Hogue sent a message to the members of Dynamic Positioning Operators.
Subject: Chief Officer / SDPO & Master Required
Chief Officer/SDPO’s with Sat Dive experience & Masters with experience on Norwegian Flagged vessels and Sat Dive experience that live in Australia or New Zealand. Joining will be in the next few weeks.
Please message me if you are interested.
So, if I read this correctly, our Norwegian friends are more than willing to hire Australian and New Zealander officers (including masters!) for their vessels operating “down under” but aren’t willing to even talk to an American mariner to work on Norwegian vessels working in the Gulf of Mexico!
Hmmmm…I wonder why this is?
As long as the status quo continues, American professional mariners will remain disenfranchied and pounding the streets looking for employment while foreign mariners keep working away in our Gulf taking the jobs which are supposed to belong to Americans!