I have a question which I’m sure can easily be answered. When going to a new ship as a Mate or Master or any other position on cargo or tanker vessels, is there a break-in or training process you go thru prior to reporting on board? I am currently in the coast guard and when transferring from ship to ship you go thru an extensive break-in process which include pipeline schools, sign offs, tests, and an oral board no matter if your previous ship was the same class as your new one.
I guess I’m trying to figure out how it is on the outside. I hope to retire in a couple years and slide into the maritime industry.
Thanks for putting up a thread like this…good reading!