Merchant marine officers have to study four years to begin as a third officer onboard ships.
They have the huge responsibility to navigate,control the vessel in all circumstances, and have to deal with unmarked hazards, drift from current, drift from wind, and onboard tankers, they are controlling a bomb as powerfull as the one that fell on Hiroshima....
Pilots have a pay much higher than their seagoing collegues, for doing less.
Who should earn the most do you think?
Tino(A330), who is a student at the Maritime Academy Belgium, as well as a pilot (Sabena Aeroclub)