I served 4 years on a Coast Guard ship and I am about to finish college. I want to get back on the water, preferably on board a mega-yacht. I have 3.5 years of navigation/operations experience and I would like to start out as a 3rd of maybe even a 1st mate. Is this possible?
I'm doing some research for a novel I'm writing. The hero needs to be able to hide a large boat in London, on water. I don't actually know very much about boats or where you put them. Any clues? Thanks.
Very interested in joining, and very much wondering what an enlisted Boatswains mate does on a day to day basis. I don't know a lot about the CG, but I am highly interested. What's a typical day like? How hard is it to become a BWM? Who all operates on the different cutters, is it only BWMs on a cutter? Do they drive the vessel too? Or just the pesky little tasks? Just typical duties of a BWM, and how hard the Class A is for it.
Sorry, found out its BM, not BWM.
And what rank or rate drives the cutters and small boats?
I'm writing this story on Wattpad.com and it concerns a girl from China traveling to England with her family for trade. Please help, I'd like to get this done as soon as possible. Thanks. :)
As I've seen, the Marines is probably the tougher branch to go through, and I don't know if I could bear through it? I'm thinking about joining the marines, but I'm having second thoughts. My last resort would be joining the marines though. I really plan on joining the coast guard because my dad encourages me to join, although my dad was in the army. I don't know too much about the coast guard, but I know that it is hard to get in. And lastly the Navy, I don't know too much about this either. I'm definitely going into the military, although I have three more years until I can join the military since I'm 15 years of age. The physical part I'm not really worried about, I'm just worried about boot camp and stuff, and how the DI's yell at you to the maximum level to try to break you down.
I really like to travel on the water and i wanted to know what jobs i could get on a boat that would take me around the world
Im doing a report for school on a marine researcher i would like to know the basic jobs of them and what they do and the information they gain and the types of jobs they do
Indian navy captures 61 pirates in Arabian Sea
"Bangladesh reported the pirates were paid $4.2 million."
NEW DELHI – The Indian navy captured 61 pirates who jumped into the Arabian Sea to flee a gunfight and fire on the hijacked ship from which they had staged several attacks, a navy statement said Monday.
Two Indian navy ships also rescued 13 crew members from the fishing boat Sunday night, nearly 695 miles (1,100 kilometers) off Kochi in southern India, the statement said.
The pirates had hijacked the Mozambique-flagged Vega 5 in December and had used it as a mother ship — a base from which they staged several attacks in the vast waters between East Africa and India.
A patrol aircraft spotted the mother ship Friday while responding to another vessel reporting a pirate attack, the Indian navy said. The pirates aborted the hijacking attempt and tried to escape in the mother ship.
When the Indian ships closed in Sunday night, the pirates fired on them. The hijacked vessel caught fire when the Indian navy returned fire, the navy said.
The pirates as well as the crew members jumped into the sea from the burning vessel, but were taken out by Indian sailors, the statement said.
The pirates were carrying about 80 to 90 small arms or rifles and a few heavier weapons, likely rocket-propelled grenades, it said. The statement did not describe any casualties among the navy, the fishermen or the pirates in Sunday's clash.
The navy was checking whether the pirates were from Somalia or Yemen. They were being taken to Mumbai, India's financial capital, to be prosecuted for attacking the Indian ships.
Help Wanted: Pirates,
No Experience Necessary
Must be willing to travel
Pay: Your share of the $4.2 Million Booty
LMAO! Thanks for that Scales!
looks like everyone got my bent humor for a change, I better quit while I'm ahead lol!
I am about to start work at Ingram Barging this next year, and would love to know the details of the kind of work I would be doing starting green/greenhorn (new). It does not say what I would be doing, although I do understand the overview of the job I would like to know more about it. Thank you ^_^
It is a left wing vehicle for glorifying eco-terrorists who are impeding Japanese research vessels in the Antarctic.
You will never see a bigger group of p*****s with no seamanship skills whatsoever. Their so called attacks involve throwing stink bombs. That's it!!! If they manage to lob a stink bomb on one of these research vessels, the attack was a success. Don't you love it, attack??? They have these little RIB they try to launch but seem to sink them more than they are successful so much as getting them in the water. Should they actually launch one, some sissy bumps their head and they have to come back. Half the equipment doesn't work on all their boats. They can't even plot and execute a simple course. These fools use a boat not even rated to operate in ice? Add in the fact that half the people hate the other half. Those who get along sing c*m-ba-ya and hold hands. The first mate can't even read a compass. And some idiot thought this makes for good TV. I marvel these clowns are not the poster children for the darwin awards. It's just a matter of time.
If you want to watch losers pretending to do something, in such amateurish form that they are a greater danger to themselves than anything, tune in for the stupidity. Airing this program is equal to glorifying drunk drivers and their stuggle to ditch cops.
But um you know the eggs we eat that come from chickens ok i know the ones we dont eat are babys but i dont get what they are. are they babys that werent born yet or what?
Im 16 and i failed grade 9 haha but even if i am not smart i can tell you this that i am a nice person and have other strong quialitys.
ok but also i cant spell lol.
A retired college professor who has sailed approximately 8,000 miles to the eastern Mediterranean is expected to arrive at his destination within the next 24 hours: the exact location where Israeli forces tried to sink a US Navy ship in 1967, killing or injuring over 200 American servicemen.
Didn't you know?
Read on then,....
Or if you are one of those who deny's history, then call me all the usual names and be done with it already.
Larry Toenjes, 74 years old, is planning to hold a memorial service for those killed on board the ship, the USS Liberty. Israel shelled and torpedoed the ship, an electronics surveillance ship, in an attack that lasted as long as the attack on Pearl Harbor.
While Israel and its partisans have tried to claim that the attack was “a mistake,” a 2003 inquiry by an INDEPENDENT COMMISSION led by a retired FOUR STAR NAVY ADMIRAL, a Rear Admiral, and the highest ranking Medal of Honor recipient in the U.S., a Marine General, announced on Capitol Hill that ALL THE EVIDENCE indicated that the attack had been INTENTIONAL, had consisted of an ACT OF WAR against the United States by ISRAEL, and that a COVER UP had been ORDERED by the White House.
In addition, the commission found that rescue flights had been recalled by President Lyndon Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. While almost no media covered the Capitol Hill briefing, a full record of its findings are in the Congressional Record and Stars and Stripes military newspaper.
Mr Toenjes, A TRUE PATRIOT.... who departed from Galveston, Texas, almost four months ago, is accompanied by a Marine veteran who joined him in Malta.
Toenjes will remain 12 miles offshore, in international waters, where the attack took place.
In a column published by the Galveston News, Toenjes explained that he was undertaking the voyage for two primary purposes: to honor the men who died in service to their country and to try to draw attention to attempts by their surviving families and crew mates to obtain the full government investigation that is legally required but that has been blocked by the powerful Israel Lobby.
Toenjes’ trip is being tracked on the website of the Council for the National Interest (CNI). When he arrives at his destination, the CNI website will stream live his memorial service, which will be carried by satellite phone to a radio program hosted by a Liberty survivor, Phil Tourney.
OF COURSE,...the national media have IGNORED this voyage (I wonder why eh?), Toenjes and Liberty survivors hope that the American public will learn about his undertaking by word of mouth, blogs, and social media like Yahoo Answers etc.
Is what this PATRIOT is doing "good"?
Shouldn't ALL AMERICANS be supporting him in his efforts to remember Americans who were killed in INTERNATIONAL WATERS,...By Israel?
All thoughts welcome.
I know more about IFF systems than you will ever know dear.
Oh yes I do.
I have used such systems many times IN BATTLE and in exercises.
Probably before you were born.
Go and try to wake up,..please.
I know this might seem like a stupid question (after all, a category five hurricane would most likely be highly dangerous to sail through on any boat), but after watching "The Perfect Storm," I was wondering what size boat would be required to traverse such a large hurricane, perhaps not "safely," but at least with a reasonably low chance of being sunk? Also, what chances would a ship of the size of the Andrea Gale (approximately 65 feet in length) have in such a storm? Finally, what design features make ships like Coast Guard cutters so safe in severe weather?