I’d like to become an OS, but I’m worried about whether my eyesight would cause a problem. It’s 20/25 in my left, 20/400 in my right, but it corrects to 20/20 and 20/40, respectively, with glasses/contacts.
What endorsements would I need to be qualified to work in the deck dept. of a supertanker?
I eventually want to get my AB, and then become a 3rd Mate. I eventually want to become a Master.
Reason for wanting to work at sea:
- Dad was a supertanker shipmaster (now a industry-renowned self-employed marine surveyor), and I want to follow in his footsteps
- Career path
- Travel and comradery
What’s the salary for an OS, $35,000?
What would I be able to bring with me during a voyage, just my clothes and laptop? That’s fine with me.
Thanks for the advice!