[QUOTE=SirSandwich;55564]I am currently a cadet at one of the U.S. Maritime Academies and, despite the perceived utter lack of seamanship, was wondering what the industry’s perspective (acceptance) of mates that have worked with Sea Shepard might be.
I’ve heard rumors that working for them would result in disqualification from future opportunities.
Any one care to… opine?[/QUOTE]
I believe “despite the perceived utter lack of seamanship” is wording that leads to defense of whatever reasons one would serve on such a vessel.
The “acceptance” part, is pretty self explanitory here, I suppose you researched the posts regarding, before you asked about Greenpeace? Not.
What is your goal ? Are you trying to graduate and eventually become master of that kind of ship? A “professional” with a “cause”?
I’m not sure if your question is as simple as would it “harm future employment opportunities” or not, but I believe volunteering with any extremist group is not a plus.
And as far as a regulatory body like the USCG, you list vessel, time served, where, at what capacity etc. for credit for obtaining your MMD’s. I may have got time on a vessel, in an industry, that may not been approved by some, but for me, it was qualifying time.
As far as resume to a company? Yeah, if you are trying to impress people in front of their T.V.'s.
Maybe it’s one of those things like you smoked pot or experimental drugs as a teenager. You may not be proud, but it’s part of one’s history, I wouldn’t brag, but don’t lie if asked.
The big point is that no matter what the cause or purpose of the vessel was. Professionals in the industry put safety of crew first, and that’s what pissed off most about it.
note: I havent read a lot of the posts about the Sea shepherd, There were a lot more interesting and usefull posts here to soak in, that I had time for.