I live in NC and I am 19 years old. I have applied for a MMC and I already have a TWIC Card.
I am having a devil of a time finding job listings for Ordinary Seamen though. I have signed up for job alerts through multiple companies and I regularly receive jobs for ABs but openings for OS are few and far between.
Is it that there are not that many OS’s on ships or that these jobs simply get snatched up quickly? Is it even possible to simply go to port towns anymore and hunt for jobs in person?
The few old mariners I have met make the job sound like a great one but finding one has proven difficult.
All help is appreciated.