[QUOTE=captblighe;41617]Does anybody know of any American shipping companies that have offices in Manila, I will be there from
Sept. 6th 2010 to Sept. 20th 2010. I am an AB Unlimited and STCW for RFPNW, lifeboatman, Not on my STCW yet is the HAZWOPER 24. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
If you’re thinking of coming here an finding a job and shipping out, I suggest you come up with a new plan. There a tons of maritime manning offices here that supply seaman to companies throughout the world. The Philippines is the largest supplyer of seaman in the world, so while it might be possible, thou not very likely, to get hired, there’s stiff competion. Saleries are a lot less than what you would find in the States as well. As far as U.S. shipping companies here that would hire a US Seaman; not that I know of.
Check this: http://planetphilippines.com/migration/filipino-seamen-still-rule-the-seas-for-now/