[quote=Ordinaryseaman;28349]Hi- I’m an OS too. It’s tough out there right now.
1- you have fishing experience (yes seatime counts!) why not a fishing job on a small boat? Look on Alaska (southeast) craigslist- I see ads every few days.
2- Apply with companies and tell them your twic, etc. are on the way. I’m assuming they are?
3- If you get your twic but not mmd- do inland- tugs, cruise ships, etc.
4- The EASIEST jobs to get with little/no licensing are small cruise ships- cruisewest, american, etc. They will often help you get an mmd/mmc.
5- NCL America will help you get your basic Safety training (BST) IF… you are willing to work a dishwasher. Not glamorous- but it’s a start- and how I got started (and lots of others including captains).
THIS IS THE EASIEST SHIP JOB TO GET-PERIOD_ IF YOU HAVE ZERO EXPERIENCE.
They hire ALL the time- because people quit. It’s hard, it’s dirty- and it’s a foot in the door.
I started out there. Email shipboardemployment at ncl dot com and tell them you want to be a utility galley on the "Pride of America’ Tell them you have twic and MMC coming- you will get a call or email from them.
It’s easier to get hired (still hard for now though) if you have some experience- even as dishwasher.
Good luck:)-Anthony[/quote]You are an all around good guy here man! Always trying to help people! Way to go friend!