I am trying to start a career with any towing, shipping or barge company. I have served in the U.S. Navy for 12 Years and 8 of those years was on a ship doing anchoring, mooring, towing, underway replenishment, vertical replenishment, connected replenishment, navigation, deck work as well as many other jobs. I live in Detroit, MI, does anyone know of any companies out here I have been looking everywhere on the internet, I cant find a good website or detailed information on anything out of Michigan, everything is out of New York, if anyone could give me a little help in pointing me into the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.
I know there must be companies on the waterfront. Not so much on the internet. Knock on doors.
You must have a TWIC. The get a MMC. Then come back.
What’s up bro. I’m actually in the same position as you. Ii did 3 years in the navy myself. 'm in Detroit as well looking for work. You are going to have to get a Twic card first. The building you ate going to have to go to is on Mound rd between 10 and 11 mile. After that you are going to need to get a package from the coast guard emailed to you so u can get your MMC or if u want I can email it to u myself. As far as getting help from ppl on here, you are going to have to be a little tactful on the questions you ask because instead of helping you they just talk shit about you. Don’t get me wrong it’s a few ppl that will help but just watch. I can also send you the number and address to the twic place as well, just get back with me. Btw the commercial mariner world uses a TOTALLY different lingo then we are used to, so it’s best that you learn that as you go.
[QUOTE=jdh24;78830] As far as getting help from ppl on here, you are going to have to be a little tactful on the questions you ask because instead of helping you they just talk shit about you. [/QUOTE]
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Lol I can only speak from personal experience
Type “READ THIS FIRST” in the search box at the upper right corner of the gcaptain entry web page. You might want to use the search button to checkout the many “rebel rider” posts.
Convincing the USCG to give you the proper credit for your military sea time is not easy. You may also wish to search for and then visit the webpages of USCG licensing consultants. There is a well regarded licensing consultant in Michigan.
You will also need a US passport. If you are thinking of working on the Lakes you should find out whether or not you are “admissible to Canada” (no dunk driving or most other criminal convictions).
ANY CONVICTIONS!_ EVER. Canada ain’t playing around. They even have access to our criminal records! And I mean ALL of them even when you were a minor.
Customs Canada has started treating Americans, the same way US Customs treats Canadians — poorly. The concern on criminal records is mostly felonies and certain types of misdemeanors. But what makes it worse for Americans is that most misdemeanors in the US (things like drunk driving, reckless driving, some traffic accidents with injuries, some fish and game convictions), are considered felonies in Canada. If you have any conviction for anything, you may have a problem.