I am 28 years old and live up in Juneau, Alaska. I have been working for the same company seasonally for 7 years now working my way up from galley to engineer, and finally captain. I have about 900 days of sea time, my 100 ton Inland, and an AB Special. Ill include all my documents at the bottom.
I am looking to work anywhere that will let me work on getting my Near Coastal and hopefully have more than 100 ton boats so i can work towards upgrading my endorsements. I do not mind flying to/from jobs and I have a valid passport etc. I am equally comfortable with deck or bridge work.
The question i have for you all is this…Where do i go from here? Should i be trying to get into a Union? Pounding docks? Looking online? Are there specific companies I should be trying to put most of my energy into getting hired with? Are there companies that take mid level guys and help pay to train us up and promote from within?
Sorry for all the questions but I wanted to wait until i had all my ducks in a row before asking and now that I do i am trying to hit the ground running! Thank you all for your time!