The newest way for vessel owners to avoid hiring Americans for their GoM vessels

how simple…simply put a language test on the requirements for employment! IN THE USA!

this has got to change!

[QUOTE=c.captain;174490]how simple…simply put a language test on the requirements for employment! IN THE USA!

this has got to change![/QUOTE]

What is it with “location: Gulf of Mexico, Mexico” you don’t understand?

And I would expect that most Americans would be smart enough to learn the second most spoken language in USA and the most spoken in the Americas. How hard could it be?

[QUOTE=Kraken;174491]What is it with “location: Gulf of Mexico, Mexico” you don’t understand?

And I would expect that most Americans would be smart enough to learn the second most spoken language in USA and the most spoken in the Americas. How hard could it be?[/QUOTE]

alright it might be for in Mexican waters afterall…I missed that second Mexico after seeing Gulf of Mexico but then again, the GoM is generally considered to be the US Gulf and the Mexican Gulf is referred to as the Bay of Campeche

my error…never said I was perfectly right ALL the time, just MOST of the time

[QUOTE=c.captain;174492]the GoM is generally considered to be the US Gulf[/QUOTE]

By who? It’s a international industry so you have to do better than this.

Hell, you need it now with some of the tank cleaners in Fourchon.

[QUOTE=lm1883;174499]Gotta agree with kraken here. Everybody should have some ability to speak a little Spanish, they prolly will need it in the next decade.

http://m.rosettastone.com/learn-spanish/

Besides, as I’ve mentioned before Venezuela has the most crowned Miss Universe.

http://www.missvenezuela.com/[/QUOTE]

For those of you wanting to brush up for the next boom http://m/rosettastone.com/coonass

It is probably easier for English speakers to learn Spanish than Spanish speakers to learn English. Realistically how many ABs on ships with English speaking mates speak Spanish?