Do you often find yourself looking out to sea, finding the midnight profile of an anchored vessel on the horizon, and wonder how you could get a job like that? Or perhaps you’ve thrown a leaf or small stick into a river and watched it float away until it was out of sight, feeling the pull of adventure, yearning to travel, and wishing you could get a job in the Maritime Industry?
Have you ever sat on the beach and watched as a ship slips below the horizon and wondered where it was going, what it was carrying? In the words of John Masefield have you ever “ hungered for the seas edge, the limits of the land. Where the wild old Atlantic is shouting on the sand”.
If the answer to these questions is yes then a career in the merchant marine may be for you. It’s not as difficult as you might think, if you know where to begin.