My name is Robby(30yrs old) and I am looking to start my career in marine engineering and have already been at sea for about 10yrs on cruise ships, but heres the catch…I was an entertainer, so no sea time. My dad is a retired diesel mechanic(built engines & raced Top Fuel dragsters in the 50-60’s) and we spent lots of time time working on cars and engines and such. So I have a pretty decent general knowledge of the workings of engines diesel & gas, internals, pumps, filters, etc. I have my TWIC, BST, and my MMD is “Waiting PQEB” since March 16th. I have a British Seamans Book, Bahamian one, and a Japanese one too. I also have my MCA AEC (Approved Engine Course), from earlier this year when I was trying to get a job on a yacht, but after looking I found out entry level jobs were scarce and the scheduling didn’t really please the fiance. roughly 11months on/3weeks off
I looked for wiper jobs at the beginning of the year but couldn’t find anything, so I contacted Kelly Sweeney and he had some stuff but it wasn’t for a while and I need to get some more money back in the bank. I will be going back on the MS Saga Rose till December and will be looking for work again after that. The Chief Engineer on the Rose is cool, so I might be able to snag some time in the engine room as i did before reading manuals and observing the control room operations. Hopefully, i might be able to actually observe repairs and maintenance procedures too.
I have my heart set on Engineering cause its what I like and have always been interested in, but what can you guys tell me about Dynamic Positioning Systems and such? Thanks, Robby