I apologize ahead of time if this has been posted before and if it is in the wrong spot. I’m getting confused with all the different lingo on this forum.
I’m 24 y/o and ready/able to get to work. I’m just starting to get enrolled with TWIC. My appointment isn’t for a few weeks though. Basically I would like to get into working on large ships or tugs. I recently talked to a Merchant Marine and from his stories I have decided I want to give it a try. It sounds very interesting and it sounds like it would work out for my lifestyle.
What do I do next?
What should I be doing while I wait for the TWIC? I really have no idea whether I need to get a Z-card that I hear about, or even how to get the Merchant Marine packet that the guy told me about.
If anyone could at least send me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for your time and effort!
P.S. If you are going to use lingo please spell it out…I have no idea what all the different certificates and licenses are, let alone the abbreviations. Thanks.