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    Hi all, I was recommended to join this website after speaking to one of my cadets on board ship. My name is Sam and I am from the New Forest, Hampshire. I have been at sea since 2006, and passed out of Warsash Maritime Academy in 2009. I have worked previously for ferries (Wightlink & Red Funnel), Bank Line, Andrew Weir Shipping and more recently the RFA and P&O Cruises. I am currently undertaking Chief Mates training, again at Warsash, and looking forward to getting my Mates ticket and going further up the career ladder with either P&O or the RFA (tbh depends who gets back to me with the best offer!!!). I look forward to hearing from you and that I may be of some assistance to deck cadets or aspiring OOWs!

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    welcome to the forum
    Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers


    • #3
      Hi Sam and welcome!

      Good to have you, nice to see people talking about the site on board!
      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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      • #4
        Hello there, welcome to the forum...... nvm what is RFA?


        • #5
          Hi welcome to the forum, good luck with the mates. Quite a diverse experience of companies.


          • #6
            Originally posted by YoungMariner View Post
            Hi welcome to the forum, good luck with the mates. Quite a diverse experience of companies.
            Yes a fair few! I wanted to try different trades after qualifying to see what suits me the best, and after what I've done I think that cruise is the way forward. My fianc? works for HAL so I may go down the lines of getting in with them; would be nice to spend a little more time with the other half than the time I do at the moment!
            nvm what is RFA?
            I don't know what nvm means but if you are asking what does RFA mean its the Royal Fleet Auxiliary


            • #7
              Ow... Thanks & nvm is the short form of never mind......