Top Companies In your Segment


#1

So what are the best companies in your segment (like GOM workboat, Cruise Liners, Foreign Flagged LNG…)?
I’ll do Offshore Dirlling to start things off:

Seadrill;
Best money and benefits. New company so reliability in a downturn is a concern.
Transocean;
Waiting to see their rank once the payscales fromt he latest merger are figured out.
Stena:
Good pay but no benefits to US based mariners

Worst:
Pride:
Not sure the numbers but they run through people like water.


#2

West Coast Towing (in no particular order):
Crowley.
Foss.
Sause.
K-Sea.
Western.
Dunlap.


#3

So CA, how much will it cost us to get them in a particular order???<img alt="" src=“http://gcaptain.com/maritime/forum/js/FCKeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/wink_smile.gif” />


#4

Oh, lessee. Hrere’s my list in order (this week):

  1. Crowley.
    Training and genuine comittment to safety.
  2. Western.
    Safety, and they build the most amazing boats, and maintain them immaculately.
  3. Sause.
    Because I used to work there, and I would again.
  4. Dunlap.
    Because my friend works there and likes them.
  5. Foss
    Because they are trendsetters with their new “green” boats.
  6. K-Sea.
    Because the old Sea Coast guys who still work there after they buyout seem to like them.
    No charge!

#5

Wow, some things are still free, after all!..Thank you, CA…That was a huge help…<img alt="" src=“http://gcaptain.com/maritime/forum/js/FCKeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/shades_smile.gif” />


#6

Now, the cons:

  1. Crowley:
    All the training eats up time off. New Hires have to wear stupid yellow hardhats and are known as “lemonhead” or “fucking lemonheads”.
  2. Western:
    You want some time off? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
  3. Sause:
    No unlicensed deck means the Mates are the deckhands. You can make as much money as a Mate working as a cook.
  4. Dunlap:
    My friend works there.
  5. Foss:
    Too fricking corporate.
  6. K-Sea
    Tankermen run the show.

#7

UNREP:
MSC the only game in town!
Pro:Good pay
con: 4 month on 12 days off hmmm.


#8
  1. Playboy - good jokes
  2. Hustler - great articles
  3. Swank - decent products
  4. Penthouse - holiday gifts
    Honorable mentions:
    Swank, Cheri,High Society

#9

Swank twice? Why not just make 'em #1?