Can anyone give me some advice as to where on the web can I find employment as a entry-level Wiper either aboard a ship or tug boat? I have worked as a field construction welder-Boilermaker and have been out of work for over a year! I do hold a 4th Class Stationary Steam Engineers licence from working on a narrow gauge steam locomotive, but can not seem to get hired as a stationary watch engineer due to lack of experience!! I have also worked as a custodian, from time to time, to suppliment my income so I am not afraid of getting dirty.
I would like to work as a wiper for the required 180 days aboard a ship or tug in order to qualify to sit for a few USCG Q.M.E.D. ratings, take the general test first then qualify as Oiler, FM/WT as a start.
Any suggestions would be of great help.
I am working to get the TWIC card along with a new MMD “Z” card. I did have a MMD that I never sailed on and it expired five years ago. I think it can not be renewed and I must reapply.