To tell you the truth, I’ve always been curious about foreign-flagged ships - particularly freighters (geared-bulk). After getting out of school, I sailed as 3M aboard U.S.-flagged oil tankers, went ashore for a little while and now I’m thinking about going back to sea. I’m in my 30s and I’m still single. I’ve snooped around on marinetraffic.com to see where some of these freighters travel to and it’s fascinating to see where they go. Anybody know anything about some foreign companies out there? Wonder what it would be like to go on a ship that loads salt in South America and then offloads it in New York, Boston, New Hampshire or Maine and then goes to Greece or some other
Anybody ever heard of Navibulgar? (Bulgarian shipping company) D’Amico Shipping? PACNAV?
I’ve heard it’s 4 months on for officers (typically) and then 8 to 9 months for crewmembers.
I know that Americans can get Marshall Islands, Panamanian, Liberian and Singapore certificates.
Just curious about this.