Keep in mind that each company is different and may have
different requirements, depending on the position you’re
interested in. Some positions will require STCW (standards of
training, certification and watchkeeping). Some will require an
MMD or Z Card (Merchant Marine Document). Some companies
will look for towing endorsements. For captain and mate
positions, they will request information outlining your familiarity
with bodies of water in which they navigate. Companies may differ
in their benefit packages. Some may offer pension plans, 401k’s,
medical insurance with dental and vision coverage, vacation leave
and other goodies. These are attractive benefits that can be
difficult for smaller operations to offer.

Working aboard commercial vessels of any kind and size, whether
on inland, coastal or offshore waters, is classified by the United
States Department of Labor as a water transportation occupation.
This includes deep water seagoing jobs aboard container ships,
tankers, cruise ships, bulk carriers and other large vessels. The U.
S. Dept of Labor says there were 72,000 water transportation jobs
in 2004 (remember…that’s the entire water transportation
industry, not just tugs and pushboats). They add that the water
transportation industry as a whole has a unionization rate of about
36%, higher than the national average for all occupations. On the
whole, they predict that employment in water transportation
occupations will grow more slowly than all occupations through
2014. However, they point out that jobs will result from a need to
replace the ranks of people exiting the industry.

If you don’t already have an MMD (merchant marine document),
you can apply at one of the Coast Guard’s Regional Examination
Centers (REC’s) listed below.





















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AK
800 E. Dimond Blvd., Suite 3-227
Anchorage, Alaska 99515
Phone: (907) 271-6736

AK
Western Alaska
2760 Sherwood Lane, Suite 2A
Juneau, Alaska 99801-8545
Phone: (907) 463-2458

CA, NV, AZ, UT
Southern California - Arizona, Nevada, Utah
California Center
501 W.Ocean Blvd., Suite 6200
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 495-1480

CA, NV
Northern California
California Center
Oakland Federal Bldg., North Tower
1301 Clay Street, Room 180N
Oakland, CA 94612-5200
Phone: (510) 637-1124

HI
Hawaii
433 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-4909
Phone: (808) 522-8264

MD, DE, VA
Chesapeke Area - Maryland, Delaware, Virginia Area
Maryland Center
U.S. Customs House
40 South Gay Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-4022
Phone: (410) 962-5132

MA, RI, NH, VT, ME
New England Area - Massachusetts, Rhode Island
New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine Area
Massachusetts Center
455 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109-1045
Phone: (617) 223-3040

MO, IL, IA, MN, WS
Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin Area
Missouri Center
1222 Spruce Street, Suite 8.104E
St. Louis, MO 63103-2835
Phone: (314) 539-3091
Locations of USCG Regional Exam Centers

NYC, NY, NJ, LI, CT, PA
Tri-State Area - New Jersey, New York City, Long Island,
Connecticut, Pennsylvania Area
New York Center
Battery Park Building
1 South Street
New York, NY 10004-1466
Phone: (212) 668-7492

WV, PA, KY, MI
West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan Area
Ohio Center
420 Madison Ave., Suite 700
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 418-6010

OR, ID, NV
Oregon, Idaho, Nevada Area
Oregon
6767 N. Basin Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97217-3992
Phone: (503) 240-9346

Mid-Atlantic Area
Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina Area
South Carolina Center
196 Tradd Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401-1899
Phone: (843) 720-3250


Inland of Mid-Atlantic - Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee
Area
Tennessee Center
200 Jefferson Ave., Suite 1302
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Phone: (901) 544-3297

South, Southwest Area - New Mexico, Oklahoma,
Arkansas Area
Texas Center
8876 Gulf Freeway, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77017-6595
Phone: (713) 948-3350

Idaho, Washington Area
Washington Center
915 Second Ave., Room 194
Seattle, WA 98174-1067
Phone: (206) 220-7327
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