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  • AncientMariner

    Another Deckie here, been at sea a few years, but i'm not old, just feel it lol. Started off on mixed fleet General Cargo, Heavlift, Container, Bulk and Offshore vessels, then moved onto Cruise Ships and then finally into the Superyachts.
    I'm involved in government careers at sea program as an Ambassador, encouraging cadets to sign up to a life on the ocean waves.
    I know reasonably well the cadetship routes that exist now, and its not so far different to the system i came through a few years back.
    Not as experienced as some of the old Engineers on here, but I hope my advice comes in useful.

  • #2
    Re: AncientMariner

    Oi! Who you calling old? You're the on with "ancient" in your "handle"

    Welcome and you're right the names have changed but the route to the top is still pretty much the same as ever.

    This Ambasador lark...whats that then, how do you get involved and ermmm whats involved.
    Trust me I'm a Chief.

    Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
    Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
    No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.

    Twitter:- @DeeChief


    • #3
      Re: AncientMariner

      Very glad you've joined us AM, I hope you find the site useful in some way, and look forward to your advice and contributions
      Emeritus Admin & Founding Member


      • #4
        Re: AncientMariner

        Welcome AM! I have been wondering about the superyacht route myself, what's the leave ratio like?


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        • #5
          Re: AncientMariner


          haha for many of the cadets anyone over 30 is old! haha. Although surprised at how many guys in the 20s and even 30s and 40s are signing up for cadetships. Anyone the Ambassador program; check out ... ors-6.aspx I really recommend it, and its very rewarding.


          For the superyachts, leave ratio's vary dramatically, mostly you'll see 3:3, 2:1 or 4:2. But occasionally you'll find ones that offer ridiculous leave such as 2 months a year. They have a major shortage of engineers, so on some ships engineers are offered 3:3 while junior deckies only get 4:2.