I have a 500 ton NC Master with BST STCW & TWIC. (AB unlimited too)
Most of my time is as AB & Mate, but I also operated 60 & 100’ pilot boats for awhile - & grew up with small boats. I can drive a boat. Also have sailed as unlicensed engineer.
I’d like to maintain my residence in CA & work stints wherever the pay is best. Probably crew boats in the Gulf?
I’d appreciate any general tips/thoughts, & if anyone could recommend companies or recruiters that I should contact.