Good morning everyone,
Sorry to be “blowing up” the boards lately, but I finally have all my paperwork squared away and am jumping into the job search soon, such as it is.
I am looking for jobs in the GoM/Caribbean that are not involving OSV work, more like short sea shipping, liner service, ocean towing etc. that have a hitch of around 28 days or less.
It seems that Crowley has a pretty robust Caribbean ocean towing operation and they are SIU…do they have much lower level turnover creating opportunites for OS? Any experiences getting hired on by them entry level?
I noticed Sea Star Lines, which I believe is SIU as well, do they hire full time or just per voyage out of the union hall? Does anyone know about the hitches?
Ditto with Horizon Lines…any details on fulltime employment/hitches?
I stumbled upon Moby Marine which seems to have some sort of FL to Caribbean barge service…any intel?
Same with Crimson Shipping, formerly Maybank, and I believe their tug is operated by Rene Cheramie and Sons…any experiences?
I read that Trans Atlantic Lines may not be the best, but I have not heard of any POCs for them and/or pay and hitch lengths, specifically for their Gitmo run.
Columbia Coastal Transport??
Nada regarding their crewing that I can dig up.
I know there are alot of other opportunites and I have researched those quite alot…I am pretty expert at finding stuff on Google and old threads located here…so if it is an obvious company and/or idea I left it off because I already know something about them…but what I listed above is a bit of a gray area online.
Can anyone chime in?