In an attempt to have a one-stop-shop for newcomers and help reduce the number of repeated threads, has anyone attempted to create a guide for becoming a U.S. mariner?
I started a LaTex document the other day, for becoming a mariner, that starts with what the U.S. Merchant Marine is, the Jones Act, TWIC, Getting an MMC, etc. [B][U]It is still very basic[/U][/B], but the plan is to include information about academies, programs like Job Corp and SIU, information about the different sectors, what kind of gear to bring (with recommendations), and pointy stick selection & sharping. In addition to including factual information it will include links to various forum threads they can follow for more info.
My problem is that of lack of experience in this industry(still on land), so my information is from around the Internet and various threads I have bookmarked. It would be nice to have not only a better implementation, but a shared database of knowlege.
I just noticed a thread from 2008 about a gCaptain wiki being started, and it had begun being written by a few cadets. Is this gCaptain wiki still around, and I haven’t failed to see it? I did see another thread about wikipedia blacklisting gCaptain because of repeated site linking, but I would assume the two wiki’s were separate entities.