NOAA vs MSC

Anyone on here ever work for both? I have my plane ticket and start date for MSC as an AB, but I have just been offered the same position with NOAA for a permanat mixed tour schedule.

I’m looking to find what the mixed tour means and if NOAA will station you at your closest home port; I live in Hawaii and would much rather sail from home to be with the family.

I’m also looking to find the better agency to advance and obtain a license.

I will leave for MSC, but it would be nice to get some info on the differance in work schedules and pay.

Thanks

You’ll get seatime and make more OT with MSC than with NOAA. You’ll get port time in the states a lot more with NOAA.

Well, its all about money for now. I found some NOAA threads on here with good intel, and think I’ll stick with MSC.

Thanks…

[QUOTE=Seaman;45077]Well, its all about money for now. I found some NOAA threads on here with good intel, and think I’ll stick with MSC.

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You’ll be sorry you did.

MSC has many former NOAA sailors in the fleet. Most say NOAA was fun, but the $$$ at MSC is way more. Most did not have nice things to say about the NOAA Corps officers. I have never heard of anyone leaving MSC to sail with NOAA.

Well I went with noaa first. Seems more relaxed. Do a year or two then maybe try msc. I like hawaii and honolulu is a nice home port.