[QUOTE=c.captain;8626]They operate oil spill response vessels in ports all around the three coasts. You have to work on them during the week at the dock doing what I have no clue and never be more than 2 hours away on call in case there is a spill. You’re supposed to always have a pager on you for that purpose.
The reality is that in the spill cleanup biz, the vessels are a joke and nobody ever wants to use them if not absolutely necessary, so the chances of being called out to actually work are slim at best.
Lastly, as you would guess, the pay is substandard[/QUOTE]
they are being used now… last count 10 Responder Boats on scene or on the way to the gulf.