45 years old
No Sea Experience
Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Have child support to think about - so a long period of training is really out of the question. (I could probably swing a year if it was free or practically so)
Chief Engineer Steam/Motor/Gas (Unlimited)
Starting Point (as I see it, nothing I’ve done yet)
-STCW BST (+ CPR)
-STCW Advanced Firefighting
3 A/E by the Mechanical Engrg degree + 180 days in the engine room
-Should I go to a QMED course to get an orientation before trying? Really concerned about lack of background to be jumping into an engine room and trying to pull my weight.
-Sounds like MSC is the place to go - am I wasting my time with all the preparation? Sounds like they do a lot of hand holding. Would my chances for better/faster placement increase with the “starting point” as above defined?
-Any other qualifications (no sea time) should I try to start with?