Video instructions and help with filling out and completing merchant mariner credential qualifications

Instructions and Help about merchant mariner credential qualifications

When I was younger I dreamed of taking off on a sailboat exploring the oceans meeting exotic women climbing deserted islands for myself things have turned out a little differently recently I spent over six months at sea working on a container ship it was my first time working offshore as a merchant marine the ship was over 900 feet and took me nearly entirely around the globe from New York to the San Francisco Bay the long way people often ask me just what is the Merchant Marine and truthfully it can be pretty confusing so just to clear a few things up the Merchant Marine is not part of the military though we can be called into active duty during times of war but normally it is a fleet made up of one nations ships run by civilians it is ships not planes that bring the majority of everyday goods you see in stores from clothes and food to cars and the gas that make them go but while the American commercial fleet once soared in the thousands a recent push for cheaper International shipping has diminished the US fleet to a dwindling one to two hundred ships these days the occupation is a bit of a secret you can get into the industry by two ways go to a maritime school to become an officer or work your way up from the bottom by gaining see time and tonnage from work experience which is what I did by using over a decade of sea time on sailboats commercial fishing boats and an oil spill cleanup ship I was able to get in able-bodied sailors license and the necessary requirements to ship offshore with this I got a job on my first morning into my union hall and as I was flying from my homeport of San Francisco to meet the ship in Staten Island I became a little nervous that I might not fit in with my crewmates ever since I was a little kid I've been hearing sea stories from the Pirates and Robinson Crusoe to the characters of Jack London novels I didn't know which were true or made up which qualities in a sailor were outdated or still valid I knew that ships had sure changed but I wondered if the sailors had but as it turned out the crew was great ages ranged from 16 to 60 each had taken their own paths to the sea sailors by nature are travelers interested in other ways of life and other cultures I learned that on the job it is crucial to keep a positive attitude and stay supportive of each other to be able to rely on your shipmates you know at some point you're going to need a hand whether it's physically while working on deck or even if you just want a night off in a foreign port and you're stuck with gangway watch the old-timers taught me these lessons and

FAQ

How long did it take you to get your MMC (merchant marine credential) or Z-card?
A US Merchant Mariners Credential (previously know as a Z card and more recently known as an MMD) is obtained essentially by paying the associated fee and passing the thorough background check.Due to this background check the expected time to be approved or denied and to receive the credential will vary to each individual.In my case with no record of illegal activity or any other marks, if I can recall correctly, was approved in 7 days where then I waited perhaps another week for the document to arrive.When applying for the credential I have been told wait times can very up to 30 days or in some cases even longer.
I have cleared class 12. I want to apply in the merchant navy as a marine engineer. In filling out the IMUCET application form. What should I fill for, PG or UG?
UG!
What are the forms to be filled out to get into the merchant navy?
Merchant Navy is a very generalised term and there are different departments and different ranks. I am answering to this question assuming you want to join as sailing staff.Firstly you have to decide which department you want to join.For joining as an Officer.Deck Cadet and Engine Cadet also known as Trainee Navigating Officer and Trainee Marine Engineer respectively you have to appear for IMU-CET (Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test) held twice a year. Apart from this you will also have to secure a sponsorship with a company in order to engage in onboard training upon completion of the course for which you will have to appear Company specific tests, interview and medical examination, individually for each company you are applying. If you clear these two then you will be selected to undergo training course.If you want to join as Trainee Electrical Officer you need to apply to company directly for the pre-seatraining course.For more info regarding eligibility criteria, procedures and general info you can checkout other answers in my profile.For joining as a crew/rating :Appear for entrance exam conducted by reputed institutes offering 6-months G.P Ratings course.Upon completion of course you will be placed onboard for training by the companies coming for campus placement or by your own efforts and later promoted based on performance.Request an edit if you want more specific answers on any part of this answer.
What paperwork do Marine recruits have to fill out?
Hey Allison Choi. First thank you for the question. Any applicant looking to enlist into the Marines would complete whats called an enlistment package. Now there is a lot that goes into that package. Anything from police history, medical history, as well as various policies that the Marine Corps has to include policies on drugs, gang affiliation, our Core Values (Honor, Courage, Commitment), etc. I hope this answers your question a little bit. I just got off of recruiting a couple months ago.
Is there a way to use a mobile card reader to collect card info and fill out an existing form on an e-commerce website, rather than using an app and a merchant account?
Is there a technical way to do that? Kind of. Should you do it? Probably not.The problem is that for an eCommerce transaction you need data that you can't get from mag stripe data. Address Verification (AVS) data like street and zip are not contained within the track data. Nor is the CVV. There is a CVV on there but that is track data specific and typically different from the one that is in the signature panel which is actually CVV2.From the technology aspect you can definitely buy a mobile card reader that pulls data off the card and you can parse into whatever fields you need to. Some are encrypted and proprietary but there's others that are not which you can easily source. The AVS/CVV is going to be a major issue for you since not only is that data not available so it can't be used what it's designed for (minimize risk/fraud) but the transaction will also cost more if you don't provide that info since the transactions will downgrade on the backend through the merchant account.