AMO or MMP


#1

Which union does one have the ability to land a gig first or at a better rate of staying employed if one has a second mate unlimited tonnage license?


#2

Coming into MMP with a 2nd Mate’s ticket definitely makes finding work easier at first, since you are coming in with a higher license than the recent graduates looking to cut their teeth on their first ship. Many a time I came to the hall as a new applicant 3M only to gawk at 2M jobs that I could not touch sitting there wide open for the taking…

As far as staying employed? Well… with rotary jobs as an applicant (or these days, even a C-Book) it can be rags to riches to rags again. You may find consistent work if you hit a very active hall like LA/Long Beach, Charleston or Norfolk and especially during summer months or the holiday season when many senior book members prefer time off.

I have NO idea what AMO is like, so my two cents end there.


#3

Charleston, SC is an active Hall?


#4

More so than Pompano or Boston which seem to only serve the members of that geographic area as a place to file vacation and clear.

Charleston gets its fair share of work


#5

Charleston and Norfolk have both been good halls lately.


#6

Anybody know whether AMO, or MMP have government contract jobs? I know AMO has a few. I ask because I have a security clearance, 2nd Mate License, Tankerman PIC and would like to transition to union work.


#7

MMP still has the contract for eight Watson Class LMSR’s.

We had a wide open 2nd Mate job on the PAX, a tanker under government contract. It was sitting on the board for a long time in NJ, may even still be there.


#8

AMO also has a bunch of government vessel jobs, pick your union.


#9

You have a 2M Unlimited, a Tankerman PIC and a security clearance? The holy trinity of maritime employment. MMP is the way for you my friend. Get in touch with SLNC while you’re at it