The World Is Your Oyster
A Shakespeare quote
When the sea was calm, all ships alike showed mastership in floating
Shakespeare was drawing a parallel between Ships at Sea and People
There are still opportunities to have a career at sea for those who wish to do so.
Many young men and women have aspirations to travel the world. In recent years this has been as a celebrity or a footballer or singer etc. However, the vast majority of us do not have the opportunity to become one of these exalted categories, hence, we have to see the world by other means. One such way is as a seafarer.
As a young person, it may or may not seem an attractive choice of lifestyle but it does not have to be a choice that you follow for all your life. By becoming a seafarer you open up a myriad of possibilities as you gain experience across the world. I began my working life as a technician in a major company but I had a yearning for adventure. At 21 years of age I was in the British Merchant Navy. I spent 15 years in the Merchant Navy, 17 years in the Oil and Gas Industry., 20 years in a major engineering design company and now I run a study and travel company. I have spent much of my life outside of the country of my birth and upbringing. Ok, I was not a star, but I have had a varied and adventurous life and travelled widely.
As a seafarer you may become interested in sailing a yacht and owning your own yacht. Everything is possible. You may become interested in Tall Ships and the adventure that Tall Ships can offer.
So, as an example, let us consider the career of a young engineer who entered the British Merchant Navy as a cadet. In a recent letter to the web page of Manchester Liners Old Shipmates Association the young engineer matured into the Chief Engineer of the cruise liner “Disney Dream”. However, on his way to his latest position we had many experiences.