Navy Vet Looking To Start as a mariner


#1

I retired in 2006 after 20 years as a cook in the Navy. I took a couple years to explore the land side of life but am ready to go back to sea. It is in my blood. I have obtained my initial passport, TWIC and mariner document but am kind of unsure where the best places to seek employment are. I would be looking to start as a chief cook. Any advice or leads would be greatly appreciated.


#2

http://www.chouest.com/EmploymentOpportunities/vesselcook.html

Try this company ,they have good in house training


#3

Thanks for the tip. I will look into it.


#4

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#5

Something you might look into is SIU Inland and IBU unions for cooks jobs. Some are pretty good. Crowley ATBs are crewed with both unions depending on location. Cooking for 9 to 13 guys, 28/28 rotation, paid transportation and the day rate is around $300. Good luck!


#6

[B]You got to be kidding me… +/-300/ day for cooking ? :eek: hummpfht ! I am so [U]not[/U] motivated to come into the office tommorow…lol[/B]


#7

09 rate is $284.70, 2010 is 297.51 with SIU. The IBU has a lower rate but has ATO. The result is same pay. Not sure about IBU pension and insurance but under SIU, you get 2 for 1 contributions toward wage-related pension and Plan G medical.