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    SFPA has managed to remove any potential market for illegally caught fish in this state. However quota targets and net size etc still need to be policed for a while yet.
    However no point becoming another single use agency. Diversification is the key. for the NS and the fishermen too.

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    Fair enough, how long more can present set up last based on clapped out boats(nearly all used imports) and low wages.
    There has to be a hint of self service amongst the agencies which encourage fishing,how many of those would (or send their own kids) out on sim boats on sim T&C.
    Smacks of the Land Commission of old expecting people to survive on 20 acre farms.Something seriously wrong if ,as you will find and see,that the wages of the shore based agencies are far superior to those of the av fisherman.Having limited scrappage schemes only prolongs the problem.Nothing funny when a crew goes down with a boat.

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    Hmm true sorry lads were getting a bit off topic here! I'm curious about the specialist officers section of the DF website under navy reserve it says if you are a bridge watchkeeper in the MN you are elegible for direct reserve commission is this still in effect (was thinking of going into the merchant navy then joining NSR in a few years)

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    A lot will depend on where you career is at.To be useful you wil have to have a command/exec off on a locally based vessel so your quals will be current.The very few/rare local positions that do arise will be chased down by NS officers coming out into FLR.
    Also bear in mind that the last thing,at that stage,will be further marine work in your spare time as you may well have a family to cater for.Good luck with your career in any event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack.s View Post
    Hmm true sorry lads were getting a bit off topic here! I'm curious about the specialist officers section of the DF website under navy reserve it says if you are a bridge watchkeeper in the MN you are elegible for direct reserve commission is this still in effect (was thinking of going into the merchant navy then joining NSR in a few years)
    Be advised that there is an upper age limit to joining the RDF and it takes 4 years to achieve a suitable watchkeeping ticket. Can you point me towards the link where it says that? I thought the only DE accepted were engineer officers, and that was in the Naval Service, not Reserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Be advised that there is an upper age limit to joining the RDF and it takes 4 years to achieve a suitable watchkeeping ticket. Can you point me towards the link where it says that? I thought the only DE accepted were engineer officers, and that was in the Naval Service, not Reserve.
    http://www.military.ie/careers/reser...alist-officers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law of the sea View Post
    Thank you.
    How things have changed. I know 2 people with motor and deck tickets who considered transferring from RDF but were left in no doubt that they would have to follow the standard recruitment pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack.s View Post
    Hmm true sorry lads were getting a bit off topic here! I'm curious about the specialist officers section of the DF website under navy reserve it says if you are a bridge watchkeeper in the MN you are elegible for direct reserve commission is this still in effect (was thinking of going into the merchant navy then joining NSR in a few years)
    At present there are 2 specialist merchant seamen with there with Bridge Watchkeeper Certs and have been in the NSR at least 10 years and have been selected for the next P/officer course NSR. This course will take about 2 years to complete. There is present a Doctor with diving medical qualifications that has been taken into the NSR in the last year. Maybe this is the only skilled person can be taken in the RDF (NSR) under this regulation. A bit of advice, if interested still in joining the NSR be careful about your age I think 35 is the max age limit. You can serve in the NSR while still working Deep sea.






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