No Lee, I haven’t had the pleasure. My crew was much smaller and I could spot a keeper rather quickly. I will ask my son about the Ghost OS on an MSC ship, He will probably either laugh and/or tell me a story. That does give me my first chuckle of the day. Thanks Lee, I believe in ghosts!
Completely agree with your comment. I give this counsel to many young graduates from maritime academies or new 3/M’s
I also know a young man who I watched go from being a Cal Maritime grad to jumping onto MSC ships right away. Before I knew it, he was sailing as rotating C/M on a salvage tug out of Pearl Harbor. Before long he is was Master.
Hardly there long at all and now he is a permanent Civil Service employee and working as a Harbor Pilot at Pearl today. He is the stunning example of a meteoric rise working within the MSC fleet and using the system to your own advantage.
It can be done by anyone who is driven and a good work ethic.
Politics?? Not that I’m aware of. But that can be true anywhere, even the private sector.
Nailed it Kapena. He is an example of driving hard, he was focused.
… and it truly paid off for him.
When people complain about the “youth today” and how they’re not motivated, I stop and think of a few that I know that are NOT that way.
This guy, is the top of my “most admired” list.