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Engine Question

The oil record book for all U.S.
ships __________

is to be kept in the
possession of the master

b. should not be used to
record the accidental
discharge of oil or oily

c. is required to have entries
recorded within 48 hours of
completion of the particular

d. is the property of the U.S.
Trivia: What is rolling ?
Do you work in the
If so, we're
going to ask you if you
know where this place is?
Hint...  according to some
legends, the place is
haunted. Click
where is
this place to find out more
about this historic
What happened to the
Anchor Handling Supply Tug
Bourbon Dolphin? While
working off Shetland Island,
anchor for an oil rig when the
anchor chain shifted sides.
here to read more
about the tragic accident.
We wish we could personally respond to your e-mails... we're really pulling for all of
you, whether we're able to reply to you or not. Although times are hard, we'd like to
point out that there are alternatives to working on a boat... some of which we feature
in the
Wild Cards .  
We've added a couple of things lately. Some are leads that are geographically
focused, with featured employers on the Great Lakes and Gulf of Mexico.
From your e-mails (and again we apologize for not being able to personally answer
every one), we know that our readers come from a wide array of skills and licenses.  
Don't be discouraged. Things are upside down for a lot of folks... not because
they're lazy, not because they're unqualified. It's simply the way things have become.
Hang in there. Read about
job outlooks take two jobs to make ends meet.
For those who don't care for
weather employment .
Question - what is the typical
horsepower for a tug? 2,000?
3,000? How about
horsepower ?
Trivia: What is a
Voith Schneider propeller?
A staff meeting at
New Postings
Premiere Offshore Catering  They are a full service catering company serving the
oil and gas industry in the Gulf. They currently have postings for cook and galley
Marquette Transportation operates a large fleet of vessels. Their vessels are run
by a crew of about half dozen or more people. Positions on the water include
captain, engineer, deckhand, and others. See
current positions .
Bisso Marine works in a number of different areas, including marine transportation,
marine salvage, marine construction, heavy lift, and diving. Their fleet includes tugs,
barges, and dive support vessels. Their website lists several
current positions,
including oilers, mechanics, and crane operators.
Reinauer Up and down the East Coast, the tan and red paint scheme of Reinauer
tugs are a familiar site. This marine transportation company has been in operation
for close to a century and operations a large fleet of tugs and barges, as well as
being involved in other maritime ventures.
Current positions are listed on their site.
Kirby Inland Marine    Guess who runs the country’s biggest fleet of towing vessels
and inland tank barges? Kirby Inland Marine. They operate on a number of major
waterways, including the Gulf ICW. Cargoes hauled include black oil, refined
products, and petrochemicals (Reference: Kirby). Their five fleets encompass
almost 900 barges and over 150 towing vessels. See their
current openings.  
Weeks Marine - Marine Services, Administrative Assistant Headquartered in
Cranford, New Jersey, Weeks Marine started operations with dredging and
stevedoring. They currently have offices in several major U.S. and Canadian cities.
With a large fleet of powerful tugs and heavy equipment, Weeks covers dredging,
construction, salvage, towing, and more. Learn more in their
employment section.
Harley Marine - Regional Marine Safety Advisor Harley Marine provides a number
Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, and Dutch Harbor, AK. They
handle petroleum products, serving refineries, platforms, ships, and other facilities.
In addition to its general towing services, Harley provides ship assist and ship
escort services (Harley Marine). Learn more in their
employment section.
Andrie - Able Bodied Seaman Andrie provides transportation services on the East
Coast, West Coast, Gulf of Mexico, and inland rivers, including the Illinois and
Mississippi River systems. They are in operation since 1988, operating a diverse
fleet of vessels that include large twin-engine tugs.(Andrie). Their website features
employee opportunities that currently include openings for ABs.   
Scripps Oceanographic Institute - Shipboard Openings - Various Scripps
Institution of Oceanography is one of the nation’s largest oceanographic research
entities. The facility operates a number of vessels, and the research platform FLIP.
In the
employment section of its website, Scripps posts its shipboard positions.
Marquette Transportation - Vessel Operations Manager This marine
transportation company was founded in 1978 and operates more than 50 line haul
vessels and 800 dry cargo barges. In their
now hiring section, they post a listing for
Vessel Operations Manager, as well as a number of shipboard positions.
Brusco Tug and Barge - Various Openings This Longview, Washington-based tug
and barge operator handles marine transportation, dredging, ship assist, vessel
maintenance and other services. (Brusco) Their
employment section lists various
shipboard openings.
What happened to the tug
Valour? She sank in rough seas
40 miles from Wilmington,
North Carolina in 2007. The  
investigation concluded that one
of the factors causing the tragic
loss involved the fuel tank
cross-over valves.
Read more.
Are you a born leader? Is
there such a thing as a born
leader or do we learn
leadership? Click
here to learn
April 2015 The Coast Guard is
responding to a collision on the
Lower Mississippi involving the
towing vessel
Texas and 751
foot bulk carrier
which broke away from its
mooring hit the 98 foot towing
Read more at USCG.
'Ever wonder what cruise ships, ferries, tugboats, submersibles, tankers, and
icebreakers go for on the used market?
 Work Boats International lists these
vessels by category.
Crowley - Chief Engineer, Master Crowley is a major marine transportation
company with international recognition. It operates vessels throughout the United
States and beyond. They currently announce a need for an ocean chief and a 200
ton master... learn more in their
employment section .
Maine Maritime Academy - Numerous Shipboard They announce a number of
openings for operating and providing cadet instruction aboard their training vessel,
State of Maine. These positions range from deck watch officers to engineering
training officers to ABs. See their
employment section to learn more.
How did the tug Delta Captain
sink? The NTSB believes it was
uncontrolled flooding.
Read the
NTSB Report .
Something Different - Boatbuilder, Federal Government This job posting has a
deadline of June 17, 2015. See the full job description at the federal
employment website.
Sause Bros. - Deckhand/Cook, AB/Oiler Sause Brothers operates out of Oregon,
California, and Hawaii and handles lumber, petroleum, and other cargo. Their
website announces these
current opportunities in their Coos Bay operations.
New York State Canal Corporation Tug Captain The NYS Canal Corporation
operates locks and canals throughout the state. They announce an opening for a
tug captain. See the
employment section of their website to learn more.
Is the use of sextants,
as in the Winslow
Homer painting above, a
lost art? Not according
to many seasoned
pilothouse personnel.
Navigation Course.
Great Lakes Group They post a vacancy for Marine Traffic and Operations Assistant.
See the
employment section of their website to learn more.
Young Bros They list a couple of vessel operations positions out of their Honolulu
division. See the
employment section of their website to learn more.
Donjon Marine works out of Hillside, New Jersey with a fleet of large tugs, crane
barges, dredges, hopper scows, and more. They handle salvage, transportation,
dredging, heavy lift, and other services. Their website announces they accept
applications for a variety of positions. Learn more at their
employment section .
Something Different - Marine Cargo Specialist - Hawaii This job involves cargo
operations and other assigned duties. See
additional details .