If you had READ my post, you would have seen that I asked for ONLY maritime labor lawyers or crew placement specialists or an American with first hand knowledge to respond.You need to talk to a lawyer.
The internet is the worst place mankind has ever invented for legal advice, which is exactly what you're asking for.
Why are you posting such a useless reply?
A duplicate thread? I just noticed the original was edited too.Well it appears that I'm not going to get any useful answers, just useless unwanted information, even as I thought I asked very politely for only certain people to reply.
Hey, it's really nothing to concern ourselves with. This person wouldn't last a week on a crew anyway, with his attitude.A duplicate thread? I just noticed the original was edited too.
You really think you've been all that polite? Your original premise belittle anyone without the prerequisite to answer your question, when you have no way to know if they have it or not. You can't get social media to follow your directive and more than you can get these foreign employers to cooperate. Not how life works.
I'm seeing a pattern.
Funny how many people try to do that, though. I always get a pretty hearty laugh from the folks who think they can dictate to others what and how to post on a public forum, and then an even bigger laugh when they get all pissy because the responses aren't what they wanted.And good luck telling people what to post.
Yes I also am thinking that toorely on their personal networks, relationships they've developed over the years, to get the jobs they want.
What everybody has seemed to have forgotten is the $1200.00 or so it takes to get the STCW certification to work on ANY vessel that travels internationally. For ANY crew position, (stew, cook, engineer's helper, etc) on up on yachts (not sure about non-deck crew on ships these days).OP if you do come back to read this, don't get angry please, I'm not even talking to you at all here. And best of luck to you in chasing your dreams, sincerely.
Yes I also am thinking that too
Getting work overseas from foreign owners may well be so vanishingly rare it probably works differently, but starting off here
with a question trying to overcome one of the hurdles by trying to prove the prospective employers are "wrong" in one of their more minor (to them) requirements,
seems like an inefficient approach.
I wonder if gaining all those requirements was done with this goal in mind from the beginning but without doing any research as to the job market, or how to go about starting on a job hunt?
Just having a unique combination of unrelated qualifications doesn't always translate into easily getting the intended position. I wonder what other types of maritime companies employ nurses, besides navies and cruise ships? School ships?
More likely to get a nursing job on US soil but in popular sailing locations, and then work out a work schedule that allowed for sailing say 3-4 months of the year, I would think that would be relatively straightforward.
I've dated a lot of nurses over the years since I was a teenager long ago, mostly non-USians living or wanting to live outside their home country, married one in fact!
There are very few locations in the world where nursing wages are better than here, and the qualification paperwork always needs a lot of effort to get "translated" to a new jurisdiction.
And to others deciding on what career dreams to pursue: if yours is an unusual combination, doing this sort of research before starting to acquire the qualifications, would be a **really** good idea.
Wiki says the standards are for*"masters, officers and watch personnel" only?What everybody has seemed to have forgotten is the $1200.00 or so it takes to get the STCW certification to work on ANY vessel that travels internationally. For ANY crew position, (stew, cook, engineer's helper, etc) on up on yachts (not sure about non-deck crew on ships these days).