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    Hi all,

    Hope this post finds you all in good health and full of the festive cheer that this time of year find us in..

    I have heard my classmates talking about this forum for some time now....But never really looked or signed up till today.

    So a little about me:

    Im 27, I joined this ETO cadetship after I heard about changes coming in my previous job (cuts and so forth) and decdided that a career at sea was for me . Why?

    Well I worked for the government for a good few years (many more than i care to admit!) I started in the DSS or DWP (as it is now...) then i eventually worked at the MCA.

    Whilst at the MCA i worked on :
    Small Ships Registration
    Fishing Vessel Fleet Registration
    Seafarer CoC revalidation & Discharge book issuing

    So theres a good chance some of you will have a book out there signed by me.

    After doing that for about 2.5 years I transferred to the Operational side of the MCA and worked in an MRCC and qualified as a Coastguard watch assistant where I mainly dealt with 999 calls, Maydays, PanPans etc... Saw many interesting things there. The MRCC I worked at is now closing, hence the change in job was pre-emptive....

    Anyways Im in my 3rd phase now (been to sea now back at college again) and I do still keep in touch (when i can) with my friends in the CG and MCA so hopefully if I can help you with anything just ask! I wont bite and I'll deffo help if I can.


    I wanted to put something profound here...... But then I took an arrow to the knee.

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    What an interesting career history! Great to have you on the forum, hope you find it useful!
    Hello! I'm Chris. I'm away a lot so I'm sorry if it takes me a while to reply to messages, but I promise I'll get back to everyone. If it's urgent, please email me directly at [email protected].

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    • #3
      Welcome E_C!!

      Sounds like you've had a lot of experience in the industry already. You are more than welcome to the site. Have a look around and don't be a stranger.

      To boldly go.....
      Forum Administrator