WATCH: This is What Six Months at Sea in the Merchant Marine Looks Like

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June 25, 2015

In this short documentary, Martin Machado tries to answer some of the common questions that he usually gets about shipping including: what does a #CareerAtSea look like?

We are reposting this video today – June 25 – in honor of international Day of the Seafarer 2015, focussing on the them maritime education and, more specifically, what exactly a career at sea looks like.

Machado tells us:

“The footage I took myself using fairly basic cameras that I could fit in my pocket while I was on the job as a deckhand. The story follows me on my six month journey around the world on a container ship which was on a run between New York and Singapore via the Suez Canal. Thanks for watching.”

Let us know how this compares to your experience by sharing on social media using the hashtag #CareerAtSea.

Interested in working at sea? Check out the gCaptain Job Board.

Film by Martin Machado –

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