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    Long story short, I've been diagnosed with a stomach issue which means I need to have a fussy diet, something which I can't do on ship. I didn't have this problem when I started my cadetship. I am near the end of my cadetship; phase 5 deck. what shore based opportunities are there for someone with an OOW CoC?

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    Hi Kerchunk

    Sorry to hear that - a few ideas... VTS, coastguard, shipping agent, day ferry jobs, day tug jobs, junior cargo surveyor, Pilot boat crew etc

    Best places to look - recruitment agencies under "shore based", local ports websites, local shippers websites etc
    Pilotage - It's just a controlled allision

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    • #3
      Grangemouth are looking for a VTS operator

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      • #4
        Also I believe some ferry operators in the uk are walk on/off positions which may be suitable.

        The North of England P&I club occasionally take freshly qualified cadets, they interviewed at South Shields when my batch were qualifying.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Pilot Chris View Post
          Hi Kerchunk

          Sorry to hear that - a few ideas... VTS, coastguard, shipping agent, day ferry jobs, day tug jobs, junior cargo surveyor, Pilot boat crew etc

          Best places to look - recruitment agencies under "shore based", local ports websites, local shippers websites etc
          Thanks for the info! How does one become a cargo surveyor? I assume extra training is needed?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kerchunk View Post
            Thanks for the info! How does one become a cargo surveyor? I assume extra training is needed?
            Often it's on the job training under an experienced surveyor, most of the time they like you to have mates / masters due for the legal and stability aspects but some positions do occasionally come up for OOW level.

            if you like the Sea aspect of the job (and depending on where you live) I would try and look at day ferry jobs etc as it keeps all your skills ticking over and still allows you to progress (although you may have area and tonnage limitations on your ticket.

            Depending on how you feel try and make your required diet fit around what you want to do, a couple of my mates got medical issues pop up after they qualified and they still go to sea (albeit on short sea routes).
            Pilotage - It's just a controlled allision

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            • #7
              Have you thought about work on the cross channel ferries or cruise ships? the former is only short stints across the channel so easy access to foods you might require, and the latter have an incredible food range since its all about luxuries!
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              • #8
                Could always be a training officer?

                ......
                I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
                  Could always be a training officer?

                  I wonder if SSTG are hiring....
                  A training officer whos been to sea and might have an idea of what they're talking about? That's just crazy talk :P

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Lewis View Post
                    A training officer whos been to sea and might have an idea of what they're talking about? That's just crazy talk :P
                    I thought that was other companies? Last I heard SSTG was one of the better ones....
                    I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                    All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
                      I thought that was other companies? Last I heard SSTG was one of the better ones....
                      SSTG aren't as bad as many others, but their training officers have certainly never been to sea.
                      Last edited by gadget123; 4 May 2013, 06:20 PM. Reason: typo

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gadget123 View Post
                        SSTG aren't as bad as many others, but their training officers have certainly never been to sea.
                        What makes you think that?
                        I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                        All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
                          What makes you think that?
                          Think what? that they aren't as bad as others or that their training officers haven't been to sea?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gadget123 View Post
                            Think what? that they aren't as bad as others or that their training officers haven't been to sea?
                            That their training officers haven't been through the cadet training....
                            I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                            All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
                              That their training officers haven't been through the cadet training....
                              Because I trained with them as a cadet for 4 years. What makes you think differently...

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