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    Hi everyone,
    I am the mum of a phase 2 Deck Cadet currently in the middle of his second phase at sea. As we have no seafarers in our family I have found this site to be invaluable over the past 3 years and I have learnt so much which has enabled me support my son through the application and interview process, going to college and now the never ending (for me!) sea phases. There is so much helpful, honest advice for young cadets starting out on their dream career and for us parents that are immensely proud but also find it hard knowing our offspring are in the middle of the ocean on the other side of the world. I can empathise with the parent who posted recently and after the plea for more parents to come forward, decided to finally make myself known. A huge thank you for all the advice and humour along the way!

  • #2
    Welcome on board
    io parlo morse


    • #3
      Hello, welcome, mines at the end just orals to go. Yes it can be rather entertaining on here even if some of the technical words look like the contents of a scrabble bag placed in odd random orders. Mainly the engineers! They do tend to be most entertaining. They are though all very helpful in times of need. Just watch Hatchorder he has a tendency to get you involved in things... do not allow yourself to get tricked into anything involving water and ice cubes!
      You even get quite good at colregs, and tides after a while.....


      • #4
        Welcome, it's good to see more parents registering.


        • #5
          Welcome to the madhouse.
          Go out, do stuff


          • #6
            Thanks everyone.
            To be honest, being new to this way of life I didn't think I had very much to offer in the way of help or advice but maybe I have on reading other parent's concerns and worries. As parents, we are all literally in the same boat! I know what you mean Midge I have found myself picking up the rules of the road on more than one occasion and I'm learning quite a lot.....who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks!