I've been busier than a one-legged stripper doing a table hop.
First, I'm no longer at Hornbeck. Got "layed off" and that's all I'm gonna say about that........
7 days after I got home early Dec. I got a job with Amercian Steamship (Amercian Courage) and shipped out on the 15th of Dec and got home on the 20th of Jan. I will be returning on March 20th to work there.Much better job I actually get to do AB work. I was onboard about 20 days and was promoted to Bosun (over the deck crew) I took to this work like a duck to water. Shifting,loading,unloading, running deck crane,nav watch and running the cargo crane and dropping and retreving the anchor, hosing/cleaning cargo holds/deck lots of REAL AB work.
8 hour day, ANYTHING over is OT.....16 hours OT each week (sat,sun). Satellite TV, no cooking/galley work. Pvt room/head. Unlimited Hot Water!!. Got $51 an hour to eat pie and watch TV on X-mas..... Initally I thought I was not going to make much money due to the lower day rate, not so. I made more with the OT. When not on watch you can LEAVE the ship and go off and do stuff.
Another good thing.... TONNAGE........ Unlimited.
I really enjoyed to work and the conditions not to mention the $$$.