How to obtain employment on a merchant ship?

I am 23 and live in a ohio. I am willing to travel to any coast for a job working as a MM. I currently have my Z Card, TWIC, Passport. and a PEC Premier with Safe Gulf Safe Land and a a T.R.A.P. endorsement. I'm looking to find out what the first step I need to take to find a job aboard a ship.

Asked By: - 9/10/2011
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I don't know what a PEC Premier, Safe Gulf or TRAP endorsement is, but getting your first job is always a challenge. If you're willing to work for lower rates, the Great lakes companies like Grand River Navigation are often hiring, though that's a union job that would require you joining MMP. Alternatively, the... More
Answered By: benthic_man - 9/10/2011
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I don't know exactly what you are looking for. However, I can add to the above list McAllister Towing and Transportation Co. Inc. Have a look. They sail out of Montreal and a number of other ports. You might find something interesting.
Answered By: Fly Inverted - 9/10/2011
YOu sure as hell won't find a ship job in Ohio. Go to ANY LARGE PORT and start talking to people.. sooner or laer you will hear about a ship looking for someone with your licenses.. You can also go to the UNION and register.. If you DO have all those credentials, the WHY are you asking how to get a job on a ship... More
Answered By: Head Wind - 9/11/2011
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