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I have been trying to get a British Seamans card but am ineligible because I am Australian.

However I desperately need a Seamans identity document to be able to work offshore.

The MCA issued me with a Discharge Book, however now I have to get a Seamans card to go to work.

What is the equivalent Australian Seamans Card and how do I get one?

Hanging out to get to work.

Thanks for your help guys.

Nick
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Try to get a Panamanian seamans book. Don't know if you can get it in Oz. But you can go to Singapore. Of course, this is only to get a (any) seamans book.
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I am actually in the UK, and the UK MCA wont give me one because I am Australian.

But thanks for the advice I am contacting the Panamanian embassy in London and its seems like they may be able to square me away.
Any other advice appreciated.

Nick
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Were do you need the Red Seamans card for?

If you have the Blue Book all ready that is all i use and many dont have the Red Book Seamans card.

On the Vessels i go on i never see the Red Book get handed in to the
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Deepseacon,

This is what I thought. However I have been told by my potential employers that I need the seamans card.

It is a bit of a pain, but the Panamanian consul in London say they can help me. Has anyone got a Panamanian seamans card, and is this going to be okay instead of a British seamans card?

Thanks for the advice.

Nick

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