Merchant Marines ... My grandpa said they needed 10,000 and only 120 showed up? Why can't I find more info?

Why can't I find more info about Merchant Marines needing people?

Please don't respond with any B.S.

Serious answers only please.

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The US Merchant Marine fleet is only about 600 total ships. You need a union card to work. To get the union card you need to graduate from The Seafarers Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship in Piney Point, Maryland.

    As vocational training for U.S. mariners seemingly becomes more important each year, the Paul Hall Center continues offering state-of-the-art schooling for Seafarers. An overview of the courses available at Piney Point (including the 70-plus Coast Guard-approved classes) is contained in an eight-page section in the printed version of the January 2008 LOG. Course descriptions also are listed on this site.

    (read it all at the link)

    Source(s): . Retired Chief Petty Officer
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  • Greco
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Here are more schools for maritime careers.

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