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Why Are Americans Not Hired On So Many Yachts?
Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013 4:11 PM
Joined: 01/03/2013
Posts: 2

We know that discrimination is prevalent in the yachting industry (looks, ageism, sexism, racism, etc...), but I do not see why insurance companies control how Americans are hired on yachts. What stipulations do they place as to the number of Americans allowed on-board, and why?



Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013 5:49 PM
I'd say insurance is a factor, having said that its the owners that don't want Americans for the most part. Why employ an American when you can get a South African for less and work them longer and harder. Besides the USGC qualifications path in multiple choice and not even STCW95. Even better employ a Filipino and pay even less.
Posted: Saturday, April 6, 2013 1:05 AM
Joined: 01/06/2008
Posts: 1061

Please can you explain how USCG "path in multiple choice and aren't STCW"?  UK sells Yachtmaster ratings as well as the ability for private parties to issue the rating with no real experience, then they have 'Yachting' tickets they sell which don't qualify one to work commercial. USCG requires several years of sea time experience as well as testing. Once you have the ticket, you can operate in any industry. As for STCW, what a joke to begin with, there is no 'Standardization' and the training is for the most part a joke. It's just turned into another money grab for the 'training' industry.
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