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    Shaun I have a certain amount of seatime with American crews and let me say the ones I sailed with were ok as far as I was concerned , they might call port and starboard right and left , and buoys booooeys , but that is neither here nor there. I took over command of the Dickerson Tide in Port Moresby, one of Tidewaters under the US flag in 1996. Other countries like the UK could take a leaf out of the American Maritime laws and have prevailed to keep a national presence on their flagged ships. I had to re-sign the US master and Chief engineer on as supernumeries , even though we had our own people there. This was to conform to the US coast guard regulations. Australia at that time insisting all vessels working on the Australian Coast were manned by Australians , which Ihad and still have no argument with. When I had done my 6 weeks I went home on leave but a. Week later got a call to go back to vessel , the US masters twin brother had died and the only way the US coast guard would release him from the ship was if I went back. I did so and he was eternally grateful. So I must have become an honourary US citizen for his bereavement leave. I have also sailed with Americans on American rigs when under tow and had close contact with their OIMs and barge masters and always found them very knowledgeable. I also worked for an American firm when in Canada and although they wanted their pound of flesh,they always paid for it. I wish I could say the same about some British owners I have worked for, so is probably the reason why I didn’t work for too many. Cheers JS
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    So here it is, earth's magnetic fields unexpected shift.
    Rgds
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    Quote Originally Posted by cappy View Post
    ##read an article this morning which is stating the earths magnetic field is swinging at a very erratic way at this time ...the pull between canada and siberia being won by siberia ...and there is a pssibility that the poles may flip ...whether that is a good or bad scenario i dont know ..perhaps our navigators may through some light on it .....meanwhile back to my daily chores ....cappy

    I thought that Magnet Magnetism had retired mastermind isn't on t.v. anymore is it
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    He must be dead by now surely, JS

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    Shaun I have a certain amount of seatime with American crews . I also worked for an American firm when in Canada and although they wanted their pound of flesh,they always paid for it. I wish I could say the same about some British owners I have worked for, so is probably the reason why I didn’t work for too many. Cheers JS
    We're pretty much day workers here and a lot of crews are just working a summer job or using the company to get the required sea days for a license. The quality of training and level of examinations seem lower here.

    Yes the US is very protective of its merchant marine, the only license I could hold was for 6 passengers and I think upto 25 tons - roughly an RYA powerboat 1 or 2.

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    I may be wrong but donít think you will find many aliens on an American flag ship, unless there is an American presence on board. UK shipping was similar at one time. But when the rot in shipping started so did the standards. This re-evaluation of the cert. structure might sound feasible to the landlubber but there has to be a fall in standards when it is geared to encompass the lowest common denominator.. Britain at one time had the best maritime standards going and their cert. structure was accepted world wide without exception. I used British qualifications all my seagoing days, and was only on retiring applied for the new cert. just in case I had to go back. Wish I hadnít , because the old cert. came back defaced and the new one with new number and everything came back with it , and as said looks like something out of a cornflake packet. At least the US kept its own values be they good or bad. If wanted to employ foreiign crews usually resorted to the Liberian flag which had similar values to the US one. Cheers JS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    I may be wrong but don’t think you will find many aliens on an American flag ship If wanted to employ foreiign crews usually resorted to the Liberian flag which had similar values to the US one. Cheers JS.
    I can't comment for ocean going or even domestic trade vessels but those of us in the company with experience and professional licenses are worried what would happen in an emergency. I've spoken with the company many times and understand their position but still dispair. This isn't an appropriate place to discuss it though...

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