Can i be a merchant marine if i have slight exercise induced asthma?

i know that asthma after 13 is disqualifying for army, navy, marines and airforce, but how about merchant marines? I am in great shape and can run miles without getting any symptoms whatsoever. I also dont use my inhaler.

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  • 8 years ago
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    That's a civilian job. Contact the Paul Hall Center run by the Seafarers Union.....

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

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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