Getting a tugboat job in washington state


#1

I’m about to take my maritime training courses in astoria or. I live in washington. I have a dui on my record that’s about 3 years old. My question is how hard will it be to get a job in washington or Oregon without being able to enter canada.


#2

I don’t think that many companies have vessels entering BC so you hopefully are OK in that regard. Remember that just going up the coast through the Inside is not entering Canada. However, a company might still not like you having that on your record. It indicates you could potentially be a problem employee.

I’d look to the smaller companies myself since larger ones have strict hiring criteria which might not get you considered.


#3

Ok thanks for the advice.


#4

The small companies have lots of crew that they cannot send to Canada. It’s not disqualifying, but it’s certainly a disadvantage.