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.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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.

    http://www.seafarers.org/phc/

    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
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    1 decade ago

    Here are more schools for maritime careers.

    http://marweb.marad.dot.gov/acareerafloat/institut...

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