I just received this text, from HM Passport. I assumed it was a fraudulent phishing attempt but the link actually appears to be a valid .gov.uk URL, and the page itself asks when I’m travelling, when my passport expires and my date of birth.
Has anybody else received this, and does anybody else think this is worrying?
This topic was modified 10 months ago by Calum Carlyle.
COC’s, Certificates of Competencies as issued by MCA, Maritime Coastguard Agency, also issue a CEC, a Certificate of Equivalency is given to EU mariners that work on a UK flagged vessel. Other EU states do likewise, I have an Irish, Maltese and Cyprus CEC which allow me to work on those vessels.
Brexit means my CEC’s won’t be renewed and will expire on the date as indicated on the licence. For example my Irish one expires this summer. And that’s it, no more working on Irish flagged vessels for me.
That goes both ways, the Polish that P&O gave my job to years ago will lose their CEC’s and dismissed. Wonder how long before Clyde Marine call and offer Engineering Officer jobs with those ferries.