Hello all, long time reader first time poster!!
A little bit about myself, I amd 23 and live in MA, grew up on the water and have been a been fishing and boating both recreationally and commercially since I can remeber. I have a 50ton,STWC(bst), AB(sp). I work a crappy job on a passager ferry making nothing for pay and while the maritime industry is slow and hard to climb the later without a good amount of experience, I figured while I am waiting for a better job I mine as well take some more classes at the local maritime school. I just singed up for Radar and ARPA in the next 2 weeks and am thinking of doing medical provider and medical PIC in Febuary. I am just looking to do classes that don't have a lot of prerequisites.
Here are a list of questions if you guys don’t mind answering.
- Besides radar what classes stcw and non stcw that require recertification?
- In you opinion what othere classes should I be taking that I qualify for that look good on a resume.
- Going to the NMC tomorrow to upgrade to my 100ton, is there anything else I need besides 180day of seatime? My crp/first aid is up to date and so is my drug test and physical.