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    i just got my mmd card, twic but cant get my passport. i went to a small school here in jacksonville fl i have os, wiper, stewards dept (fh) endorsements trying to get pointed in the rite direction any help will do. thank u all....
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    i just got my mmd card, twic but cant get my passport. i went to a small school here in jacksonville fl i have os, wiper, stewards dept (fh) endorsements trying to get pointed in the rite direction any help will do. thank u all....
    Gentlemen with a far less polite tone than I will probably tell you, and again like I said using far more vulgarity than I am now, that you are the 999,999,999,999th person to ask such a question on this forum. They will also tell you that if you use the search function, either right here on the forum or via google including the term "gCaptain," you will undoubtedly find the answers you are looking for without making the good people of gCaptain tell the same career-starter stories that they have already told so many times before. I wish you luck in your endeavors and welcome you to this industry, but please do tread softly, for your own sake.
    "And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by..."
    As I was a walkin' down London Road I come to Paddy West's house. He gave me a feed of "American hash" and he called it "Liverpool Scouse". He said, "There's a ship who's wantin' hands, and on 'er ye'll quickly sign! The mate is a bastard, the bos'un's worse but she will suit ye' fine!
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    Why can you not get a passport? If you have legal troubles preventing you from getting one, those same legal problems will follow you in the industry and seriously deter you from getting employment.
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    Its easier to briefly point these guys in the right direction than it is to have 30 posts back and forth about why they didn't use the search function.

    Search for "knocking on doors in the bayou" in the upper right corner of this forum. Just go with your bags packed ready to sail, and go door to door at the boat companies until you get a job. There are plenty of jobs with small companies that do not require a passport (It might be good to have some proof of your social security number). Always ask the HR people who interview you "What can I do to improve my chances of finding my first job on a boat." Use the search function or Google for more info.
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    Hi everyone. I am new too. I spent last summer fishing on my Dads SeaRay and decided that I want a career at see. My cousin says semen make a lot of money and only have to work 6 months a year. I like that. So what is the best way to become a merchant marine?

    I don't have any money but I can work hard. Think I want to work for a cruise line cuz they go to cool places and I am good with the ladies.

    After a year at see, I want to move up to harbor pilot cuz they make lots of money too and they can be home every nite for dinner. I really don't want to spend a lot of time away from home after my first year.

    Please give me name, address, phone number to 10 hiring managers who's companys pay the most. You can PM me if you want to keep your contacts secret.
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    NY Harbor work doesn't require a passport and pays well. With TWIC and MMD you can find a deckhand job probably within a week of door banging on Staten Island. Also try Hughes Marine (bridge construction) in Red Hook , Brooklyn. Be ready to start immediately.
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    You can always just throw in with any old union and wait for something to pop up on the board, although your passport troubles might become prohibitive in that respect, but you might get lucky too.
    "And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by..."
    As I was a walkin' down London Road I come to Paddy West's house. He gave me a feed of "American hash" and he called it "Liverpool Scouse". He said, "There's a ship who's wantin' hands, and on 'er ye'll quickly sign! The mate is a bastard, the bos'un's worse but she will suit ye' fine!
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    What do we need to do to get John to make the following thread a "Sticky"?

    http://gcaptain.com/forum/maritime-e...-cadets-2.html
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    iam working on the passport no major problems just got to pay a large some of money before i can get it. but will get where i can until i can take care of it. thank u all for the answers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetryder223 View Post
    what do we need to do to get john to make the following thread a "sticky"?

    http://gcaptain.com/forum/maritime-e...-cadets-2.html
    True. Life. Story.
    "And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by..."
    As I was a walkin' down London Road I come to Paddy West's house. He gave me a feed of "American hash" and he called it "Liverpool Scouse". He said, "There's a ship who's wantin' hands, and on 'er ye'll quickly sign! The mate is a bastard, the bos'un's worse but she will suit ye' fine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mullet Farm View Post
    NY Harbor work doesn't require a passport and pays well. With TWIC and MMD you can find a deckhand job probably within a week of door banging on Staten Island. Also try Hughes Marine (bridge construction) in Red Hook , Brooklyn. Be ready to start immediately.
    thank u for the help....
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    Try the inland boatmen union also. They have a website and they will send you paperwork to fill out to get on the dispatch list.
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