A number of years ago I held small tonnage licenses (200T/1000T). I also have a GROL with radar endorsement but don’t currently have the GMDSS maintainer certificate. I have a number of years in maintenance of large ship electronics, some shipyard experience and some yacht work under my belt.
Question is- what positions are available for GROL/Radar/GMDSS maintainer types either in deepwater ships or OSV? I do not know what manning requirements are and whether any shipping companies carry people with these types of qualifications in crews. It seems like someone with electronic experience might be carried given the reliance on ECDIS/GPS/ &c.
I have lurked here for some time before joining and have looked at the different sections of the forum without finding much specifically relating to what I am asking. My impression is that if one wanted to stay on US flagged ships then MSC might be one alternative. Aside from that what kind of chances/obstacles might one find in trying to get a berth in foreign flagged ships?
Any help or advice would be appreciated.