LNG, OSV, or petroleum tanker?


#1

I am a deck cadet and I am approaching a crossroads. I am about to sail on my commercial cruise and I have a number of choices. I have the grades and conduct record to be in the top 5 of my class, but I’m not sure which will provide the most opportunity in the long run. I have a chance to sail on a dutch flagged LNG and begin working towards my PIC-DG or I could choose a domestic petroleum tanker and get my PIC-DL. I’ve also heard that a fast track way to becoming a captain with a decent pay check is to sail on board OSV’s in the Gulf. Right now I feel like eliminating OSV’s as a commercial cruise because it doesn’t offer any sort of PIC or anything similar. I just what to see what mariners in the industry recomend.
Thanks


#2

[quote=Merchant Marine;9522]I am a deck cadet and I am approaching a crossroads. I am about to sail on my commercial cruise and I have a number of choices. I have the grades and conduct record to be in the top 5 of my class, but I’m not sure which will provide the most opportunity in the long run. I have a chance to sail on a dutch flagged LNG and begin working towards my PIC-DG or I could choose a domestic petroleum tanker and get my PIC-DL. I’ve also heard that a fast track way to becoming a captain with a decent pay check is to sail on board OSV’s in the Gulf. Right now I feel like eliminating OSV’s as a commercial cruise because it doesn’t offer any sort of PIC or anything similar. I just what to see what mariners in the industry recomend.
Thanks[/quote]

Take the Gas!


#3

That’s what I was thinking. Looks like there is more of a future in LNG.
Thanks