Hi, been on these forums "lurking" for some time, but this is my first post. As someone who is considering USMMA, I have done some research into the options available upon graduation. One of the things I have read is that the US Merchant Marine fleet is shrinking (due to foreign labor being cheaper, stricter safety laws, etc.) which equals less well paying jobs. Is this a realistic concern I should have in regards to USMMA/Merchant Marine, or is it just blown out of proportion?