Is this legit or a scam?

hard to say. linkedin looks awfully generic too.

Hello everyone, i’m a retired USN sailor and i am currently using Eugene’s services to obtain my initial MMC. He charges 1300.00 dollars for this service.

So far, i have obtained my TWIC, had my physical and drug test done, have had my application sent to NMC, and have taken my QMED Oiler course at Seaschool in Bayou La Batre. I’m actually flying back there next week for my STCW course.

I will email this link to Eugene, with the hope he will create an account and answer any inquiries.

you couldnt do that on your own?


I wasn’t even aware of it until I saw an ad in Craigslist that he periodically posts to. I believe I could have gotten some of the tasks done without his assistance, but as it stands now, I just follow his lead, and he interprets everything and submits all the paperwork. Perhaps after working in the industry for awhile, I could manage to do it on my own.

If you don’t mind me asking, what purpose are you or were you contemplating using him for if you can obtain a MMC, and get endorsements and/or licensing on your own?

That Linkedin feels awfully fake to me…

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$1300 to process the simple paperwork for an MMC and a TWIC which most people could do themselves without much problem, which a legitimate and reputable USCG license consultant would do for $200, and which any school that provides courses to mariners would do for free?

The service he provides may be legitimate, but charging $1300 ? In my opinion, charging that much is a scam! I wonder how many rubes he finds each year to pay him $1300.

As P. T. Barnum so famously said: “There’s a sucker born every minute.”


That is a serious rip off for the simple things you needed.


I’m just looking for help with finding a job.

He has sent me several links to companies that are hiring. Some of his prior clients work at some of them. You can double check his website, but I think he charges a few hundred dollars to help you secure employment. Good luck to you.

Awesome. I talked to him he’s very knowledgeable. The only thing I’m iffy about is sending him money and not getting a job.

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Tugsailor you obviously have no clue how my service works. Maybe you should take a few minutes to read my website and learn something before you start calling people suckers ! My clients succeed because there smart enough to hire my services. BTW your opinion sucks ! Top Contributor ?

There. Lol


Well, I still cannot imagine what anyone would do to help a newbie get an MMC, and whatever else, that would be worth $1300.

For less than $1300, a newbie could go to a good school and take a one week Basic Training class, and have a helpful, and perhaps necessary, STCW certificate in his hand.

Most of the schools help newbies with applications and job placement at no extra charge. Often that includes lists of companies to apply to, and on campus job fairs.

People here help newbies all the time for free. I just told a newbie a couple weeks ago to contact me as soon as he has his MMC, and I’ll get him hired. Virtually every company is keen to hire these days.

The very experienced USCG license consultant that I use charges $200 to advise mariners and shepard their applications through the NMC. The most expensive consultant that I’m aware of charged $500.

So, I stand by my opinion that $1300 is far far too much for whatever it is that you do.


$1300 to fill out some forms? More like Gene SCAMdurra amirite?


All a newbie needs to do in the current booming job market is get an MMC for $135 and go to almost any maritime employer or union hall with his bags packed.


Any publicity is good publicity, right?


Pm your resume to me, and some details about what you want to do and where. If you sound half decent, I’ll tell you about some places that will probably hire you. All for free.


There is a federal statue that prohibits charging a seaman a fee for placing him in a job.

An international treaty, the Maritime Labor Convention also prohibits charging a seaman s fee for placing him in s job. Technically, the US is not a signatory to the MLC, but these days most companies voluntarily comply with the MLC.


Very narrow minded . You should refer to the dictionary for the definition of a Consultant and how to spell Top contributor ! I have 20 years on vessels and 20 years as a Maritime Consultant and if you want to succeed in this industry you call me for first class assistance. Or you send someone online $200 and watch your career magically appear. Tugsailor you just might be an insult to our profession and a low contributor.

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