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1965 built, US flagged steamship Pacific Tracker lays at the ready in Portland Oregon, picture by Martin Leduc

A maturing Marine Engineering career

I have been sailing as a professional Canadian seafarer since 1996. Its taken me a long time to learn the basics of my craft, and I am not done learning, by any stretch of the imagination. However the business side, the career side of the "game", has become an important factor to consider when planning long term sustainability. As one matures in life, the career matures as well.

In this area I explore the many challenges of my own career, mostly for my own cathartic exercise, but perhaps some of the challenges I have encountered and explore here, may offer you insight on your own aspirations and challenges. The principle career challenge for me (in 2012-2013), is upgrading my Certificate of Competency, and the articles below deal with this topic...

As always I welcome your views and comments; let me know what you think.

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