How can you become a ship crew member? What licenses do you need to get?

Hi. I want to become either a pilot or a ship's captain someday. Becoming an airplane pilot is very clear and there are lots of information about it. You need to get your PPL, MEL, CPL and accumulate some flight hours by working as a flight instructor. But becoming a officer on a ship is very hard to know.... show more Hi.

I want to become either a pilot or a ship's captain someday.

Becoming an airplane pilot is very clear and there are lots of information about it. You need to get your PPL, MEL, CPL and accumulate some flight hours by working as a flight instructor.

But becoming a officer on a ship is very hard to know. What licenses do I need to get? Where should I begin?
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