I am finishing license exams this winter for a USCG 3rd Mate’s License (Unlimited) at Suny Maritime. I hear from people that in the winter there is greater chances of finding work than in the summer. I’m mostly looking in the tug industry because I want to work a 2 week on 2 week off schedule (I’m not single…), however I might work a few months to start to pay off loans.
So what are the prospects? I’m wondering how many positions there are in places like Houston where there is a huge amount of companies based. Looking to hopefully start around $60K as a Third Mate, or an AB for a month then promote. LNG’s seem nice but I’m not sure how the schedules work on those, plus I think they look for experience seafarers, even if for AB’s.