The work can be physically demanding for another reason…enduring icy winds and cold rain on
exposed decks during winter months…or enduring high levels of noise and heat in machinery
spaces that house large diesel engines. It can involve descending ladders into the cargo spaces of
barges while wearing protective gear.

Watch schedules may vary with particular vessel’s or a company’s standard operating procedures.
However, crewmembers may have to work twelve hour days, depending on a vessel’s watchkeeping
structure, availability of relief personnel and other contingencies. It can involve challenging
navigational, seamanship and engineering decisions. For those who already work on tugboats, you
understand this. For those who don’t, we’re trying to provide some insight into life aboard tugboats
with meaningful links that capture the lifestyle, hazards and rewards of working on tugboats. The links
below can give some clue about work on tugboats and pushboats.




















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life at sea
Tugboat Jobs - Tugboat Employment - Work on Tugs - Maritime Employment - Maritime Jobs
Marine Industry Jobs - Marine Employment - Offshore Jobs - Harbor Jobs - Workboat Jobs
ALABAMA - Montgomery, AL - (334) 242-8859
ALASKA - Juneau, AK - (907) 465-4518
ARIZONA - Phoenix, AZ - (602) 542-3871
ARKANSAS - Little Rock, AR - (501) 682-4500
CALIFORNIA - Sacramento, CA - (916) 262-2160
COLORADO - Denver, CO - (303) 318-8850
CONNECTICUT, Wethersfield,CT, (860) 263-6255
DELAWARE - Wilmington, DE - (302) 761-8052
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - (202) 671-1633
FLORIDA - Tallahassee, FL - (850) 488-1048
GEORGIA - Atlanta, GA - (404) 232-3875
GUAM - Tamuning, GU - (671) 475-7062
HAWAII - Honolulu, HI - (808) 586-8996
IDAHO - Boise, ID - (800) 772-2553
ILLINOIS - Chicago, IL - (312) 793-2316
INDIANA - Indianapolis, IN - (317) 232-7460
IOWA - Des Moines, IA - (515) 281-0255
KANSAS - Topeka, KS - (785) 296-5058
LOUISIANA - Baton Rouge, LA - (225) 342-3141
MAINE - Augusta, ME - (207) 287-2271
MARYLAND - Baltimore, MD - (410) 767-2250
MASSACHUSETTS - Boston, MA - (617) 626-6556
MICHIGAN - Detroit, MI - (313) 456-3090
MINNESOTA - St. Paul, MN - (651) 282-2714
MISSISSIPPI - Jackson, MS - (601) 321-6261
MISSOURI - Jefferson City, MO - (573)

MONTANA - Helena, MT - (406) 444-2430
NEBRASKA - Lincoln, NE - (402) 471-9964NEVADA -
Carson City, NV - (775) 684-0387
NEW HAMPSHIRE - Concord, NH - (603) 228-4123
NEW JERSEY - Trenton, NJ 08625 - (609) 292-0099
NEW MEXICO - Albuquerque, NM - (505) 222-4683
NEW YORK - Albany, NY - (518) 457-6369
NORTH CAROLINA - Raleigh, NC - (919) 733-2936
NORTH DAKOTA - Bismarck, ND - (701) 328-2868
OHIO - Columbus, OH - (614) 752-9494
OKLAHOMA - Oklahoma City, OK - (405) 557-7265
OREGON - Salem, OR - (503) 947-1212
PENNSYLVANIA - Harrisburg, PA - (717) 787-3266
PUERTO RICO Hato Rey, PR - (787) 754-5340
RHODE ISLAND - Cranston, RI - (401) 462-8767
SOUTH CAROLINA - Columbia, SC - (803) 737-2660
SOUTH DAKOTA - Aberdeen, SD - (605) 626-2314
TENNESSEE - Nashville, TN - (615) 741-2284
TEXAS - Austin, TX -
UTAH - Salt Lake City, UT - (801) 526-9401
VERMONT - Montpelier, VT - (802) 828-4153
VIRGIN ISLANDS, Charlotte Amalie, VI 340 776-3700
VIRGINIA - Richmond, VA - (804) 786-7496
WASHINGTON - Lacey, WA - (360) 438-4804
WEST VIRGINIA - Charleston, WV - (304) 558-2660
WISCONSIN - Madison, WI - (608) 267-2393
WYOMING - Casper, WY - (307) 473-3807
Occupational Hazards and Life at Sea
Working on a commercial vessel of any kind is hard work. If the vice-president of a large corporation
calls in sick for two days, they’ll pick up where they left off upon returning to work. An AB doesn't run
home at 3 o'clock to pick up kids from day care.
What makes one captain loved and another
hated, one respected and other feared? Is it
part of that thing known as leadership? Click

here
to read more.
What are some of the challenges facing commercial mariners today? Are they it weather...
navigational hazards? Well, it is these things. However, there are other things that the commercial
mariner of today needs to worry about. Click the link for Perils at Sea, above next to the Winslow
Homer painting to read more.
Working in a smoke-free environment, quality food, drinkable potable water...  what do those things
mean to you? Commercial mariners regard such
Quality of Life Issues with increasing importance.
Deck Question

A tsunami is caused by
a _____________?

a.
tidal wave
b. storm surge caused by a
hurricane or tropical storm
c. earthquake on the ocean's
floor
d. tornado
Photos of a Tugboat Accident  This is a link to a website about a tugboat accident that took place
on April 28, 1979 at the Rooster Bridge at Demopolic, Alabama. The
accident photos are
heart-stopping as you realize that the draw bridge will not open. Smoking is an issue of growing
importance for commercial mariners... apparently for the Silent Service as well, which has now
implemented a
smoking ban on its boats. Click the link to read more.
Trivia: What is an  MMD ?
Trivia: What is a bulbous bow ?
Working Aboard the New Jersey Sun This is a link to a website featuring a photo essay about work
aboard a 104' tugboat, the
New Jersey Sun. Another featured boat is the MV Peter Fanchi,... a link to a
featured site appears on the nland RIvers page. The vessel is operated by Ingram.
Click Perils of Working at Sea - about
Read about the