Gee thanks for that very helpful information fellas.
I know there are other shipmates out there in a similar situation such as mine.
I have worked with them.
Costa Rica used to be the chosen place to expat to until the snowbirds shit all over the island and fucked up the exchange rate.
Concerning the cartel and their drug subs…
I never claimed to be a bubble head and never will be but I bet I have more experience with the cartels than a most USMM’s out there.
I am bound by security clearance not to disclose any information but suffice is to say if you shoot at me and my buddies (this was years ago mind you) we not only shoot back at you but we shoot your dog, your mom, your dad, your wife, your kids, your next door neighbors, and anyone else that gets in the path of our guns.
We make an example out of dumbasses taking pot shots so they know next time we come rolling by that we have “overwhelming force and superior fire power” on are side including air support.
You can’t hide from the FLIR Don Pablo.
And after we are done killing everything you know and love, we burn your coca fields and coke labs in front of you before I stand over you and pump two into your chest and 1 into your head just to see to it that my mission of “A Job Well Done” is complete.
Then I go back to where I came from and sleep like a baby that night.
God, I actually haven’t slept that well in years.
Going on 25 now I think.
You only have to stay out of the States for (15 months is it?) to be able to tell Uncle Sam to keep his greedy paws to himself.
As far as my personal issues are concerned I have taken my renewal in 2019 into consideration.
If I can not renew remotely without the lawdogs interfering with my US MMC then i will license under a different flag state which i already plan on doing anyway.
I should have several flag state licenses to choose from by then I just won’t be able to use them on US vessels without a USMM MMC also.
But by 2019 the communist bureaucrats running our country into the ground and selling us out to the “global economy” will have done away with the Jones Act anyway so what does it matter what flag state my license is issued from?
I have overseas jobs I am already fielding offers on that don’t require US credentials.
I was just looking for a “little help from my friends”.
I provide Pro Bono services to USMM’s through my website.
Never charge a [B]US[/B] Merchant Mariner a dime for my services.
I am more than happy to charge the crap out of fat cat oil companies and their chosen boat companies when they need help filling a billet with a top notch USMM instead of some cat with “baggage” that is willing to give 2 weeks of his pay to some piece of whale shit that is getting untraceable cash kickbacks from his brother Thibideaux at “We love our sisters marine” (and i mean REALLY LOVE our sisters) in the coonass navy.
I thought i might get a reach around on here but it is just more of the SSDD with gCaptain professionals being spammed with useless “drama book” type replies until someone gets mad and says something “naughty” and then the thread tailspins into the ground and is locked out taking with it all the useful information that other mariners in my same situation could benefit from as well as me.
I am trying to keep things from getting to the point that the US Marshals will be waiting for me at the customs entry point.
I have no problem with supporting my children and don’t need an asshole in the US government to tell me what is right and wrong.
I will send what I can, when i can.
But she can ESAD.
And so can this New Roman Empire that is bound to fall…sooner than later…
Over and out