I managed to get my Mate license earlier this year but there’s a question now of whether I’ll have to leave my current career before I can rotate out to a sea-going assignment. If it does turn out I have to leave I’m going to be looking as hard as I can to find anything from AB up that may pay the bills but it sounds like sea-going work is hard to come by now. With a family to feed I’m going to have to take what I can get which may end up having little or nought to do with sailing.
If that were the case, are there ways to keep my currency? What do folks usually do when there’s a shortage of work? I’d hate to lose my license and I’d hate being stuck on land the rest of my working life, but if that’s what it takes to keep the family fed so be it. Just want to make sure I’m not missing other options.