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Will I be accepted if I am in the Royal Navy, am a mechanical engineer or have other similar expertise?

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Will I be accepted if I am in the Royal Navy, am a mechanical engineer or have other similar expertise?
Answer:

Possibly, although you will need to gain sponsorship from a shipping company. However you would first need to contact the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, giving details (and copies) of the qualifications you have already gained and your areas of expertise and whether you wish to apply for the deck or engineering department. The MCA will advise whether any of your qualifications and expertise is transferable and the additional qualifications and sea time you would need to acquire. You will need to ask the MCA for a Letter of Initial Assessment.

MCA contact:
www.dft.gov.uk/mca
Tel: 02380 329100 (ask for seafarer standards and certification)

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