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Old 04-10-2010, 06:46   #1
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Im new here, Ive been busy studying for the past four years (BA Politics and History) and am soon to start doing my STCW 95 courses and am then hoping to head over to Fort Laudidale to start work.

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I am still tryin to work out what lol means? So you a real bad arse or what? Maybe you guys all speak some sort of secret code I might need to find somewhere for the ordinary person where things in good plain English
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I am still tryin to work out what lol means? So you a real bad arse or what? Maybe you guys all speak some sort of secret code I might need to find somewhere for the ordinary person where things in good plain English

Well I could write it in Afrikaans or german if you prefer?
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Hey Manie,

That STCW95 seems very important to get jobs. But I sopse when you have it you will be far in advance of anyone else.

if you are doing it in Ft lauderdale then you will be heading into the Caribbean sometime!

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Top stuff - Laughing Out Loud - i finally made the internet age I kept delteing all these blolkes off me friends list thinkin they were saying lots of love With that you might understand why I been hiding out up the back of the creeks
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Hey Manie,

That STCW95 seems very important to get jobs. But I sopse when you have it you will be far in advance of anyone else.

if you are doing it in Ft lauderdale then you will be heading into the Caribbean sometime!

Have fun!

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Hi Mark,

well Im bassed in Cape Town so will be doing all of my courses here in South Africa and then doing a delivery across to Ft lauderdale to work the season there, Then hopefully over to the Caribean
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well Im bassed in Cape Town so will be doing all of my courses here in South Africa and then doing a delivery across to Ft lauderdale to work the season there, Then hopefully over to the Caribean

Sounds like you already have the job lined up Excellent!

One thing, and I don;'t know much about it so you might need other advice etc...
I understand the STCW95 is not the same in all countries. You might ask your school if its accepted in Europe and the USA and if it is not accepted in one or the other if the subjects can be given in certificate etc.

Anyway just ask.

I do know some folks have a ticket in the USA AND Europe. and they had to pay for it themselves...


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Manie, I think many here dont know what STCW95 is ( folks its a IMO worldwide set of training standards for commercial vesels).

Manie, if you want to get into the high end, consider doing your 4 core STCW95 courses and then getting a Yachtmaster and going into the superyacht industry as Deck crew and then go up the ladder. Loads od demand at present ( was in france recently, A friend of mine owns a superyacth crewing agency). lots of new superyachts in build needing crew, money is excellant and carrier progression is good.

Check out IYT in Fort Lauderdale too for the YM courses, they specialise in the superyacht end of things. all needs money though.

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... One thing, and I don;'t know much about it so you might need other advice etc...
I understand the STCW95 is not the same in all countries. You might ask your school if its accepted in Europe and the USA and if it is not accepted in one or the other if the subjects can be given in certificate etc.
See ➥ Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping
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From your link Gord

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When STCW was revised in 1995 we all expected that the new standard would harmonize the training requirements and therefore allow mariners to complete their training in various parts of the world based on where they desired to go to school or based on where the vessel is based. Unfortunately, things just haven't worked out that way with many countries. This is especially difficult for mariners with multiple licenses issued by various administrations and for those who are certificated by one country and work on a vessel flagged in another country. The reason for this problem is that in order to be considered a "white list" or fully compliant country, the IMO requires each administration to guarantee that proper oversight has been and is continuously performed on each school issuing training certificates. It is impossible for the USCG to oversee schools in foreign countries and vice versa. That is why some schools in this country have applied to many different countries for recognition. This is a very costly process because it requires auditing by each country on a regular basis. In addition, some countries are not interested in approving schools outside their jurisdiction. This is why it is so important to ensure that the school a mariner attends for training is recognized by the country issuing the license and also that the Flag State of the vessel will accept a license/C of C issued by that country.
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Thanks Gord

I do think its difficult for young people who have to pay the $1,500-$2,000 to know all the fine print.

So, as I said, check it out
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Hi guys and girls

Im new here, Ive been busy studying for the past four years (BA Politics and History) and am soon to start doing my STCW 95 courses and am then hoping to head over to Fort Laudidale to start work.

cheers

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Hey Manie, welcome aboard. When you get to Ft.Lauderdal give me a shout. I'll introduce you to some South African friends and business associates here in the marine business. Great folks they are. Maybe stop by a Triton meeting for fun as well.
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Hi Guys thanks for all of the info it helps allot, since I am rather new to the sailing industry, had a hobie 16 as a kid and sailed her quite a bit but that was a few years ago.

@MarkJ, unfortunetley no I don't have one lined up but Im working hard on that been chatting to lots of agencies here in SA to get a delivery across.
As far as I know the STCW is accepted world wide but I will check with my acadamy, I'm pretty sure it would be though otherwise I don't see the point of getting one.

@goboatingnow, The courses Im doing are PB Level ll,
STCW 95, Comp Crew, Day Skipper Theory ,Day Skipper Practical. I wish I had the funds for my yachtmasters but as with all things it takes time so will get there when the offshore account allows.

@Tellie sure that would be fantastic thank you, I will hopefully be heading over that way by Jan, so will def give you a shout. can bring you some good old Wellington brandy

Thanks once again for all the info guys, if there are any other tips you could give me it would be greatly apreciated.

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