ATBs


#1

I just got married a couple months ago and am currently working on getting a PIC endorsement for my 3rd unlimited oceans license. I’ve been doing some research on ATBs lately and they seem like a good way to earn decent money with a favorable work schedule. Anybody out there have experience working on ATBs? Do you have any information you care to share regarding salaries, work schedules, the major companies (Bouchard, Penn, K-Sea, OSG, Crowley, etc)? Would I need to get a towing endorsement and, if so, how do I go about doing that? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.


#2

At Bouchard you would start out as a AB and have to work on getting your TOAR signed off, there are many differnt schedules. I believe all ABs at Bouchard make 243 a day with 45 a day for travel. You can PM me for any in depth questions about bouchard if you want.


#3

Is Bouchard hireing AB’s rite now? And if so do you have contact info for them?


#4

I don’t know if there are or not, the number is on the website just ask for personal.