– Some out-of-work yacht captains are attempting a career change into the commercial maritime industry, The Triton-Megayacht News reported. The slowing economy, which has hurt the yacht business, has convinced some captains to take courses for commercial jobs if conditions don’t improve after the holidays. One captain already has been hired by Edison Chouest on a 280-foot supply vessel.
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[B]I say BULLSHIT on this…us mariners who have been working on REAL vessels for years and facing decreasing employment opportunities in today’s jobs market having to face another flood of people who DON’T HAVE A CLUE! Are they getting seatime for running some rich guy’s playtoy?!? If they are, it is PLAIN WRONG AND HARMS US![/B]
[B]Yet another giveaway by the USCG to screw the real working American PROFESSIONAL Mariner![/B]
[B]Sorry to blowup like this but this one has lit the fuse this morning![/B]