Hello to everyone at gCaptain,
I am Mate_Zac and this is my first post, as I have been reading around I have read some very good opinions, facts and more. I am looking for advice to a 17 year old on how to be a captain and how to last in the shipping industry.
A little about myself,
I have started at 12 years old as a mate on charter fishing boats in the gulfstream, I have worked on boats for commercial fishing, charter fishing, tornaments, small cruise vessels, and ship chandlers, I have enough time to set me on track for a 200 ton masters (small in comperassion but not bad) and am going to USMMA C/O 2019
I love the water and I love fishing my father said if I work on fishing boats as he did he will kick my ass as it’s a hard living also.
But what would some of the old salts give advice to a young guy who likes to work hard?