I've worked on supply ships in the North Sea, eastern Canada, northern Canada, Persian Gulf, Nigeria, (I know I'm going to heaven when I die, I've already done my hell time) Brazil and Vietnam. You keep running into the same people all over
You're right in one respect, they all seem to think that "big ships" work is a dwadle, that only workboats actually work.
I much prefer "Big ships" too, (but then again, I'm a naturally born lazy bugger anyway!) you get to see a lot in almost 40 years at sea.
By all accounts, Oceanex seems to be one of the better companies for which to work. It's been "dead men's shoes" until recently, there's been a few retirements of the senior Engineers, or so I believe. If they're advertising for people, there really must be a shortage. Get in there before I do!
No, wait, I'm retired! (and lazy, too)
Discourage incest, ban country "music".