Funny the stuff you see on the side of Postal Boxes. We saw this posting in Savannah while we were waiting to cross at the lights.
Bet this street philosopher didn’t think this would turn into a blog opener!
It’s true though and everyone should do this.
Steve and I are taking a safety course for our own peace of mind, as we will be reliant on each other if emergency’s arise at sea.
All the other students (15) are taking this to pursue or enhance their careers on the world’s oceans.
We’re taking this at International Crew Training in Ft Lauderdale and it is one of many courses they offer.
Check out their website at yachtmaster.com/course-list.
If you ever dreamed of working on a yacht be it in the Caribbean, Mediterranean or even Alaska YOU CAN.
The Standard of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW95) is a mandatory international safety course for anyone who wants to try this out for size.
Your a musician. You need this.
Your a chef. You need this.
Starting off as a deck hand? Yup need it.
Once you have this basic 1 week course you open up a world of opportunity for working on the water.
You will still need to sell yourself, be presentable and substance free as working on a yacht has a zero tolerance policy on vices.
Most jobs on land make these demands on people, why not see the world and work on a yacht or a cruise line?
We’re pretty pumped about this course. It’s a challenge cause it’s new. Don’t know much about Sea Survival, or Fire Fighting but we will…
This is our instructor and his adorable sea faring mate Gatsby.
As we sat in the classroom Gatsby had a little panic attack because of the thunder outside so Captain Doug helped calm his shivering.
This 5 day course looks like this:
Day 1 – Personal Safety and Social Responsibility – DONE
Day 2 – In Water Sea Survival
Day 3 & 4 – Fire Fighting
Day 5 – Basic 1st Aid
Tomorrow we meet at 7:30am and head to the water to tread water, swim test, don Immersion Suits, right the overturned safety boat and perform some group in-water manoeuvers.
Every chapter comes with a test.
Tomorrow will be interesting.
Tonight will be an early one.