Hello all, I am looking to sail deep sea. Somewhere that will take me around the world.
I have an AB/QMED and I’ve been sailing for three and a half years as a QMED-Oiler. I have my Junior Engineer endorsement now.
I’m actually looking to switch to the deck side of business. Not to say that I wouldn’t take a job in the engine room, but I’d really like to use my AB.
My current ship is mostly coast-wise and inland sailing and I’d like to sail around the world.
I understand that a lot of people go to union halls to get on with the shipping companies. I work in the Washington/Oregon area. Which unions would be the best to look into?
My other idea is trying to get on with Military Sealift Command.
Money is important, but not my biggest focus. I’m looking for work on ships that are underway for months at a time. I’d like to get out and see the world.