How do you become a tankerman?


#1

I need slot of help. I work offshore doing catering @8.00/hr

it is hard to find correct info. I am in Houston tx but will move to any state.

How do you become a tankerman?

I have twic/dd214 navy/stcw.

Sgs tankerman said there school was 10,000. Everyone else says you have to be a deckhand for so many days and then have the company train you.

How do you really do it?

I want a better life and sgs says the 10,000 bucks for there school bypass the offshore thing

please help me.


#2

Shake,

if you live in Texas…investigate the inland company Kirby Corp…you start as deckhand and they have a fairly good training program for tankerman.


#3

i used to work for kirby. They got a good program, start out in a 2 week basic deckhand course, teach you safety and how to tie up the barges ect. then you work as a deckhand and after x amount of months you go to there basic tankerman class, learn how to load/dis, back to the boat to get 10 loads and dis w a tankerman, then back to class for their final prep. All classes are paid for and you also get your daily wage while in class.
other companies down there:
maryland marine
blessy
higgman
cenak
theres a bunch, search google


#4

Shake if you get experience on boats first and then go shore tankerman you can always go back to boats. Gives you more options I worked for SGS after I had my tankerman endorsement.I decided to go back to work on the boats. Just about all companys that have chemical barges pay for schooling.