Crewing on Great Lakes Freighters
Asked by: 1sailaway-ga
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26 Apr 2006 05:58 PDT
Expires: 26 May 2006 05:58 PDT
Question ID: 722944
How do I acquire a license for crewing on Great Lakes freighter.
Re: Crewing on Great Lakes Freighters
Answered By: aht-ga on 27 Apr 2006 00:08 PDT
1sailaway-ga: Working as a crewmember on board one of the Great Lakes freighters ('Lakers') is a hard but character-building career. While lakers spend their entire lives plying only the freshwaters of the Great Lakes, many of them end up sailing distances that would equal circum-navigating the planet many times over. The first step you need to take, is to obtain the necessary certifications for the country you reside in (and whose flag the ship you want to work on carries): US: American ships and crews are administered by the US Coast Guard, you can read all about the merchant mariner document process here: http://www.uscg.mil/stcw/new-begin.htm Canada: Canadian ships and crews are administered by Transport Canada; their website for certification processes can be found here: http://www.tc.gc.ca/marinesafety/training-examination-certification/menu.htm Good luck! Regards, aht-ga Google Answers Researcher
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