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My name is Chris and I am a student at the Canadian Coast Guard College in marine engineering
and here I am on my first sea phase. It’s a 4 month sea phase on the job training.
Presently I am on the Earl Grey and it’s a multitask vessel based out of the Maritimes.
You can do anything during your sea phase. There is no real routine but you’re usually involved in the major projects.
So right now we’re during lengthy refit period which is great for engineers.
We did a main engine overhaul. We sent out and replaced our service generators and we rebuilt vows,
new lines, new pipelines to replace.
So when I found out about the program at the CCG College. I did some research and found out there is a lot of hands on training,
there is still class work. It’s enjoyable and great career. There is a high demand for engineers.
I enjoy being around the engines, maintaining the engines.
You feel like there’s a responsibility to maintain power. You never know what sort of call you might to respond to.
So why did I want to join the Coast Guard. Well it’s a respectable career and there is a lot of engine work
and I’ve always loved working on engines, tearing them down.
It was just an opportunity that motivated me to join and a great aspect in the Canadian government.