I’m considering a career change at the ripe old age of 36. I’m a long time sailor and fairly experienced with boat handling up to about 50 feet but have no commercial experience.
I’ve looked very seriously at PMI’s Workboat Mate program and would like to hear what your experienced are with both the program and its graduates. Also, and advice or wisdom you may have about the industry in general, specifically about tugs on the west coats (I’m based in Seattle) and the long term viability of the industry.
If you attended the workboat mate program, I’d love to hear your impressions and experiences.
Thanks in advance for any information you could provide.