[QUOTE=c.captain;42606]Fine…thrown the personal shit at me, but it is the little man fights from a gutter. I didn’t fling anything pesonnal at you except to say that by your own claim you went from 1600grt to 6000grt to unlimited master which would have been gaming the system and you know as well as I do that does happen in our industry. If you went through all the steps in the CFR then I am wrong and apologize for being wrong. See, I’m big enough man to admit that although I DO NOT believe that special letters from the USCG is a fair way to go but so be it, you got one…hooray for you!
Everything else though about the unlimited OSV license I standby however…there are a great many questions I asked you which you failed to answer, instead chosing to get personal and make a pretty strong attempt to discredit me. I voice my opinions concerning foreign mariners in the GoM on here because I believe in what I fight for is right “by law” and that it benefits each and every American mariner. You however are an apologist for the Norwegians and have shown that time and again. I don’t know, could that be because ECO owns half a Norwegian offshore company?
Btw, I am doing just fine thank you…got a promotion the other day in fact. Of course, not the company many people want to work for but you know, I think they’ll be coming around within the next six months since they have a whole shitload of vessels to man with unlimited licensed mariners, including Americans! My distaste of OMSA which is controlled by the Five Families in South Louisiana is clear and I will never back down from that one…I believe them to be a mafia but that is my opinion which I am not afraid to voice. If the majority of others here feel diffently, let them come forward and say so. I have no intention to ever ask one of the “Family” companies for a job again. Remember, I have an unlimited unrestricted license and can go back to merchant ships when and if I chose to and they are hiring.
So, if you want to continue to malign my character and belittle the causes I believe in go right ahead but remember who ends up looking like “two-bit little chicken”
your turn…please answer the questions I have posed earlier[/QUOTE]
I thought you said Slug it out?.. right after saying I was gaming the system - impugning my integrity. What the hell you want, a dozen roses, and nothing personal? It generally doesn’t work that way. By the way, I went from OS to Unlimited Master…I’m sure you can deduct how that is possible being an unlimited master yourself. I figured as much when 6,000 ton was mentioned, since that’s what was being talked about at the time. The hawespipe does not change because you have an endorsement. That might be a headline for you, apparently.
You can hold any opinion that you want, we all can. I could care less about yours when it’s tearing companies and people down, but don’t hit me with 20 freaking questions for your own satisfaction - that happen to be an edit from what I just answered (In my own way). You can see what was quoted - your quote, but it changed.
I don’t have to explain myself, but I will for the education of others when it comes to what I did, or know for fact, and not what I’ve heard about.
I really am glad you’re happy with your position. That is good, but I will say that I’ve never witnessed someone slam their current employer as much as you have without the common curtesy to quit first. Just never witnessed that, is all.
The questions that I have posted are for entertainment purposes only and rhetorical in nature*