I'm currently in the merchant navy and work contracts at sea for 1-5 months dependent on the vessel etc etc. Obviously this would clash with RMR training and so for that time I'd definitely base myself shore side (looking at moving more towards a shore based role anyway). Once you're passed out, how flexible are the non-continuous days? I.e If I had a two month contract come up, would it be acceptable to go two months without attendance but then make it up elsewhere? Does anyone who's in the RMR, work or know someone who works contracts. Obviously it has two sides as on the one hand I'd be away for periods but on the other it would make me available for mobilisations a lot more often and with greater ease than someone in a 9-5 role.