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If you're looking to crew, an STCW 95 would make far more sense, and then you could work on getting your OUPV later. Working as crew on a boat would go a long way to getting you sea hours, which you need for the OUPV.

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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

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