for once I am gonna call BS on Maritime Executive for publishing a puff piece with says ZERO concerning employment opportunities for American mariners other than they will have lots of places to go for training
I especially love the final paragraph
While most of the 1,200 new U.S. seafarers will enter the merchant fleet, they may also have the opportunity of supporting their nation on military vessels or ferrying supplies to U.S. troops overseas, just as their colleagues did during Operation Enduring Freedom (2001-2014) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2010) when U.S.-flagged commercial vessels transported over half of all military cargoes to Afghanistan and Iraq. But no matter what career path these newly minted officers select, an ocean of opportunity awaits.
first, why was only half of the military cargo carried on US ships for these operations? SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALL OF IT!
but the biggest joke here is the final sentence. Where on earth goes this “ocean of opportunity” exist? Certainly not in the USA. Maybe some other planet but not here!
These two issues are what MarEx and Tony Munoz need to write about