Careers

Set sail to a great career in the Marine Industry’s blue economy by training to be a:

  • Deck Hand
  • Fishing Master
  • Master Mariner
  • Watchkeeping Mate
  • Rescue Specialist
  • Ice Navigator
  • Chief Mate
  • Deck Hand
  • Fishing Master
  • Master Mariner
  • Watchkeeping Mate
  • Rescue Specialist
  • Ice Navigator
  • Chief Mate

And many more opportunities!

Visit the Following Websites for Details on the Oceans Protection Plan, Seafarer Certifications, Marine Careers, and More

certifications 1
certifications 2
Marine Careers and certifications WAMTC

Sectors we focus on:

Arctic Cargo Vessels
Arctic Cargo Vessels
Fishing Boats
Fishing Boats
Icebreakers
Icebreakers
Tanker Ships Careers
Tanker Ships
Research Vessels
Research Vessels
Guardians and Marine Monitors
Guardians and Marine Monitors
Incident Prevention and Response
Incident Prevention and Response
Coastal Ecosystem Protection
Coastal Ecosystem Protection
Ferries and Passenger Vessels
Ferries and Passenger Vessels
Tugs and Barges Careers
Tugs and Barges
Tourism Industry Careers WAMTC
Tourism Industry
Cruise Ships
Cruise Ships

Earning your stripes

Sailors have a long tradition of tattoos, spanning hundreds of years. Some of them have been around since before the Navy ever existed, while others have popped up in more recent years. There are hundreds of classic sailor tattoos that represent anything from places visited to special duties. We’ve hidden 5 “tattoos” on our website, see if you can find them all.
Sailor's knot
The sailor’s knot signifies that the sailor has worked as a deckhand.
single anchor
A single anchor means the sailor crossed the Atlantic or has been a member of the merchant marine.
lighthouse
A lighthouse tattoo can represent guidance, direction, and the importance of having a guiding light in one’s life.
swallow
Sailors can earn a new swallow tattoo for every 5,000 nautical miles traveled.
compass
A sailor will always find their way back to port.
polar bear
A Polar Bear tattoo is for those who crossed the Arctic Circle, known as the “Northern Domain of the Polar Bear.”
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